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[uhn-der-let] /ˌʌn dərˈlɛt/
verb (used with object), underlet, underletting.
to let below the true value.
to sublet.
Origin of underlet
First recorded in 1670-80; under- + let1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And he may underlet for any less number of years than he himself holds; but he is himself liable to the landlord.

    The Government Class Book Andrew W. Young
  • At one time he wanted me to join him in renting several houses, then building in the Rue Montholon, to underlet them afterwards.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
British Dictionary definitions for underlet


verb (transitive) -lets, -letting, -let
to let for a price lower than expected or justified
a less common word for sublet
Derived Forms
underletter, noun
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