There is a clean word that defines person that is invited: an invitee.

However, I can't seem to find a straight definition of either terms that would define a person who invites the invitee.

Is it "Inviter", "Invitor"? Is there some other term that is more appropriate?

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    Would the host be better suited? – Thomas Francois May 25 '16 at 13:17
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    Exact duplicate of ell.stackexchange.com/questions/70450/… on ELL – MorganFR May 25 '16 at 13:18
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    It's "inviter". See here for some -er vs. -or guidelines. – Hellion May 25 '16 at 13:20
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    @FumbleFingers that is the perfect explanation, thank you very much! However, I feel obliged to give a bit more context that you hinted at by saying native speakers. I need this in a programming context, where I need to give names to certain things, and I still want to be grammatically correct while doing so. – mr.b May 25 '16 at 19:41
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    @mr.b looks like this is a popular reason. I've found this question because I'm strugling with the same issue as you. – Tetiana Chupryna Aug 4 '17 at 10:44

You could use Host or Hostess for its feminine counterpart.

someone who invites people to a meal or party, or to stay in their home.

However, as pointed out in the comments, it will not be suited in all contexts.

  • What if I'm sending invitations to a party that I'm not hosting? – Winter Jan 22 at 1:27

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