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Language: Anglo-French
Origin: Latin -atus

-ee

suffix
     
-ee [in nouns]
1XX someone who is being treated in a particular way:
the payee (=someone who is paid)
a trainee
an employee
2XX someone who is in a particular state or who is doing something:
an absentee (=someone who is absent)
an escapee

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