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Plural usage

When referring to a group of people, as being released in a contract, should it read “Releases” or “Releasees”? My dictionary lists releasee as singular but gives no plural spelling. Having looked under “Releases,” in the dictionary, it does not list it as a plural of “Releasee.” Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Ask a solicitor (lawyer). Legalese is a language unto itself.

M Stevenson April 11, 2004, 1:52am

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I assume your document contrasts "releasee," the one released from the contract, with "releasor," the one releasing. (Do not use "releaser" in this context.) You should simply add the "s" as usual to make either word plural. "Releasees" is correct.

speedwell2 February 13, 2004, 8:27am

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