Recipient Law and Legal Definition

A person who receives something is called a recipient. For example one who receives money or goods or financial assistance can be called a recipient. The term 'recipient', when used with respect to an electronic mail message, means the addressee of such message.

Example of state statutes ( Ohio) defining recipient

ORC Ann. 145.43 Ohio Revised Code, Title 1. State Government ,Chapter 145. Public Employees Retirement System; Funds

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F) As used in this division, "recipient" means an individual who is receiving or may be eligible to receive an allowance or benefit under this chapter based on the individual's service to a public employer.

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ORC Ann. 175.30; Title 1. State Government; Chapter 175. Housing Finance Agency; Grants for Grads Program

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F)"Recipient" means an individual who has been awarded a grant or has received financial assistance or down payment assistance under the program. ****”