Anciently, one to whom lands were given; in later use, one to whom lands and tenements are given in tail; in modern use, one on whom a power is conferred for execution; -- sometimes called the appointor.
A person who receives a gift. Gifts can be made to trusts as well as individuals. The remainder beneficiaries are effectively the donees of the trust, receiving the remainder interest in the asset left in the trust at the end of its term.
One to whom a gift or bequest is given. Back to List of Terms Donor (1) One whom makes a gift or bequest; (2) See GRANTOR. Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care A document which grants to the attorney-in-fact the power to make medical decisions on behalf of the principal. It is "durable" in that document remains in effect in the event of the principal's incompetency. Also called Medical Power of Attorney. (See also Attorney in Fact; Principal.)