1. One to whom an obligation is owed; a promisee, creditor, or donor beneficiary.
2. Under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, any person to whom a duty of support is owed.
3. Archaic. One who is obliged to do something; OBLIGOR(1).
¡°Several dictionaries, such as The Random House College Dictionary (rev. ed. 1988) and Webster’s New World Dictionary (1979), define obligee in its etymological sense [¡®obliged¡¯], as if it were synonymous with obligor. Random House, for example, defines obligee as ¡®a person who is under obligation,¡¯ but that meaning ought to be reserved for obligor. An obligee, in modern usage, is one to whom an obligation is owed.¡± Bryan A. Garner, A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage 609 (2d ed. 1995).
What is the preferred translation of the term OBLIGEE by Chinese lawyers?