lease

lease1
leasable, adj.leaseless, adj.leaser, n.
/lees/, n., v., leased, leasing.
n.
1. a contract renting land, buildings, etc., to another; a contract or instrument conveying property to another for a specified period or for a period determinable at the will of either lessor or lessee in consideration of rent or other compensation.
2. the property leased.
3. the period of time for which a lease is made: a five-year lease.
4. a new lease on life, a chance to improve one's situation or to live longer or more happily: Plastic surgery gave him a new lease on life.
v.t.
5. to grant the temporary possession or use of (lands, tenements, etc.) to another, usually for compensation at a fixed rate; let: She plans to lease her apartment to a friend.
6. to take or hold by lease: He leased the farm from the sheriff.
v.i.
7. to grant a lease; let or rent: to lease at a lower rental.
[1350-1400; ME les < AF (equiv. to OF lais, F legs legacy), n. deriv. of lesser to lease, lit., let go (equiv. to OF laissier) < L laxare to RELEASE, let go. See LAX]
Syn. 6. rent, charter, hire.
lease2
/lees/, n. Textiles.
1. a system for keeping the warp in position and under control by alternately crossing the warp yarn over and under the lease rods.
2. the order of drawing in the warp ends.
[1350-1400; ME lese length or coil of thread, var. of lesh LEASH]

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      a contract for the exclusive possession of property (usually but not necessarily land or buildings) for a determinate period or at will. The person making the grant is called the lessor (landlord and tenant), and the person receiving the grant is called the lessee. Two important requirements for a lease are that the lessee have exclusive possession (nonexclusive possession would call for a license) and that the lessor's term of interest in the property be longer than the term of the lease (a grant involving an equal term or period would comprise a conveyance or assignment, not a lease).

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Universalium. 2010.

Synonyms:
(for a term of years)


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  • lease — lease; lease·less; lease·man; re·lease·ment; re·lease; sub·lease; …   English syllables

  • Lease — (l[=e]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Leased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Leasing}.] [F. laisser, OF. laissier, lessier, to leave, transmit, L. laxare to loose, slacken, from laxus loose, wide. See {Lax}, and cf. {Lesser}.] 1. To grant to another by lease the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Lease — (l[=e]z), v. i. [AS. lesan to gather; akin to D. lezen to gather, read, G. lesen, Goth. lisan to gather; cf. Lith lesti to peck.] To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean. [Obs.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Lease — LEASE, LEASING The manner in which warp threads pass over and under the lease rods, as 1 and 1, 2 and 2, and so on …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Lease — (engl., spr. Lihs), 1) Verpachtung, Pachtgeld; 2) Pachtgeld von Gütern od. Grund u. Boden auf eine gewisse Zeit, um auf 99 Jahre Häuser darauf zu bauen, daher Leaseholder, so v.w. Pächter …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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