lease


lease
lease [lēs]
n.
[ME leas < Anglo-Fr les < OFr lais < laissier: see LEASH]
1. a contract by which one party (landlord, or lessor) gives to another (tenant, or lessee) the use and possession of lands, buildings, property, etc. for a specified time and for fixed payments
2. the period of time for which such a contract is in force [a two-year lease]
3. the property that is leased
vt.
leased, leasing [Anglo-Fr lesser < OFr laissier]
1. to give by a lease; let
2. to get by a lease; take a lease on
SYN.- HIRE
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new lease on life
another chance to lead a happy life, be successful, etc. because of a new turn of events: also Brit. new lease of life
leasable
adj.
leaser
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

Synonyms:
(for a term of years)