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    Word for 'person being notified'

    Does a word exist in the English language for 'the person being notified'?
    'Informee' doesn't quite say it, and 'notificant' is a legal term meaning something slightly different (I think). Anyway, your help will be appreciated.

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    Re: Word for 'person being notified'

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    Does a word exist in the English language for 'the person being notified'?
    'Informee' doesn't quite say it, and 'notificant' is a legal term meaning something slightly different (I think). Anyway, your help will be appreciated.

    Thanks very much,
    Carl
    An "-ant" is active; on the analogy of "informee" it would be "notificatee", if there were such a word. Myself, I'd use a periphrasis: 'recipient of the information'; or there's a quite well-established convention that the word 'audience' (which suggests hearing) can be used with reference to readers. The word 'readership' exists, but I quite often see sentences like 'Before you put pen to paper, consider your audience'.

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    Re: Word for 'person being notified'

    Or maybe "recipient" [of the message]?

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    Re: Word for 'person being notified'

    'Adressee' if it is a written message.
    'Intended recipient' if it is electronic.

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