Meaning of LEASE in English


n. & v.

n. an agreement by which the owner of a building or land allows another to use it for a specified time, usu. in return for payment. grant or take on lease. a new lease of (US on) life a substantially improved prospect of living, or of use after repair. leasable adj. leaser n.

[ ME f. AF les, OF lais, leis f. lesser, laissier leave f. L laxare make loose (laxus) ]

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