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The individual to whom a particular duty or obligation is owed.

The obligation might be to pay a debt or involve the performance or nonperformance of a particular act.

The term obligee is often used synonymously with creditor.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


(ah-bluh-jee) n. the person or entity to whom an obligation is owed, like the one to be paid on a promissory note.

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a person in whose favour an OBLIGATION, contract, or bond is created; a creditor.
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