[noun suhb-lees; verb suhb-lees]
- a lease granted by one who is already a lessee of a property, as an apartment.
- to grant a sublease of.
- to take or hold a sublease of.
Origin of sublease
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Examples from the Web for sublease
A transfer of only a portion of a tenant's interest is a sublease.
The sale of the stock and the fine for the sublease will pay the debts of the corporation.The Royal Institution
A sublease is a transfer of a part of a tenant's interest in the leased premises.
A transfer by a tenant of an interest in the leased premises may be an assignment, or it may be a sublease.
If A leases the farm to C for five years, the transaction is a sublease.
- a lease of property made by a person who is himself a lessee or tenant of that property
- to grant a sublease of (property); sublet
- (tr) to take, obtain, or hold by sublease
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Word Origin and History for sublease
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