invite VERB 1) ask in a friendly or formal way to go somewhere or to do something. 2) request (something) formally or politely. 3) tend to provoke (a particular outcome or response).
NOUN informal an invitation.
DERIVATIVES invitee noun inviter noun.
ORIGIN Latin invitare.

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  • Invitee — In the law of torts, an invitee is a person who is invited to land by the possessor of the land as a member of the public, or one who s invited to the land for the purpose of business dealings with the possessor of the land. The status of a… …   Wikipedia

  • invitee — A person is an invitee on land of another if (1) he enters by invitation, express or implied, (2) his entry is connected with the owner s business or with an activity the owner conducts or permits to be conducted on his land and (3) there is… …   Black's law dictionary

  • invitee —    A person who comes onto another s property or business establishment upon invitation. The invitation may be direct or implied, as when a shop or museum is open. An invitee is entitled to assume safe conditions on the property or premises, and… …   Business law dictionary

  • invitée — ● invité, invitée nom Personne que l on invite à un repas, à une cérémonie, à une fête, etc. : Vous êtes mon invitée …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • invitee — A person on the premises of another at the express or implied invitation of the latter for business purposes, for mutual advantage, or for purely social purposes. Smith v Kroger Grocery & Baking Co. 339 111 App 501, 90 NE2d 500, 20 ALR2d I;… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • invitee — noun Date: 1837 an invited person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • invitee — in·vi·tee (ĭn vī tēʹ) n. One that is invited. * * * …   Universalium

  • invitee — noun a person who is invited into or onto someone elses premises …   Wiktionary

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