- lying; falsehood.
Origin of leasing
- 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.
- the property leased.
- the period of time for which a lease is made: a five-year lease.
- 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.
- to take or hold by lease: He leased the farm from the sheriff.
- to grant a lease; let or rent: to lease at a lower rental.
- 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.
Origin of lease1
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Examples from the Web for leasing
The joint bank account and the leasing arrangement also stayed the same.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’
October 15, 2014
Rather, he wants Congress to close loopholes and increase fees for, say, leasing mineral rights.Lindsey Graham Defies Party Line as Defense Cuts, GOP Primary Loom
July 27, 2012
The city of Chicago has done a similar deal, leasing out its Skyway toll bridge for $1.83 billion.Sale of the Century to Balance the Books
February 21, 2011
Mel Gibson had to submit a résumé to prove he was worthy of leasing one.Revenge of the Electric Car
October 23, 2009
In this leasing environment, you don't want to give a tenant any reason not to come to your building.The New Disaster at Lehman
October 19, 2008
In 1900 the man paid $94.61 towards his land but has since been leasing.The Negro Farmer
The leasing of the property was frequently the cause of controversy and annoyance.McGill and its Story, 1821-1921
The leasing system cannot well be applied to agricultural lands.Distributive Justice
John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
After leasing the vineyard, he went away to another country.Hurlbut's Life of Christ For Young and Old
Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
In 1707 he was one of a committee for leasing the Long Island ferry.Old Taverns of New York
William Harrison Bayles
- a contract by which property is conveyed to a person for a specified period, usually for rent
- the instrument by which such property is conveyed
- the period of time for which it is conveyed
- a prospect of renewed health, happiness, etca new lease of life
- to grant possession of (land, buildings, etc) by lease
- to take a lease of (property); hold under a lease
- dialect open pasture or common
Word Origin and History for leasing
late 15c., "to take a lease," from Anglo-French lesser, Old French laissier "to let, leave" (see lease (n.). Related: Leased; leasing. Lessor, lessee in contract language preserves the Anglo-French form.
late 14c., "legal contract conveying property, usually for a fixed period of time and with a fixed compensation," from Anglo-French les (late 13c.), from lesser "to let, let go," from Old French laissier "to let, allow, permit; bequeath, leave," from Latin laxare "loosen, open, make wide," from laxus "loose" (see lax). Modern French equivalent legs is altered by erroneous derivation from Latin legatum "bequest, legacy."
A contract that grants possession of property for a specified period of time in return for some kind of compensation.
Idioms and Phrases with leasing
see new lease on life.