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lessor

[les-awr, le-sawr]
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noun
  1. a person, group, etc., who grants a lease.
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Origin of lessor

1350–1400; Middle English lesso(u)r < Anglo-French. See lease1, -or2
Can be confusedlesser lessor
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lessor

noun
  1. a person who grants a lease of property
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Word Origin and History for lessor

n.

"one who grants a lease," late 14c., from Anglo-French lessor (late 13c.), from verb lesser (see lease).

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