verb (used with object), leased, leas·ing.
verb (used without object), leased, leas·ing.
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Origin of lease1
Origin of lease2
Examples from the Web for lease
So Wilson had to innovate a new business plan—a $950 monthly lease, with 2,000 free copies.
The schools buy or lease nearly everything from companies owned by Mitchell.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’|ProPublica|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has underpinned his future program by winning from NASA a 20-year lease on the legendary launch pad 39A at Cape Canaveral.
Musk is there, too, having taken a three-year lease at Spaceport for testing reusable rockets.
And people searching to take over a lease can select “landlord approved” apartments to streamline the process.
My lease of this house terminates at the end of next March, and I shall certainly not be justified in renewing it.New Grub Street|George Gissing
Did she hold a lease of the manor and manor-house of Hampton of the Knights Hospitallers?
The words arrested Mr. Todhetley, who was searching for Lease to let off a little of his anger.Johnny Ludlow. First Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
The landlord and tenant, for example, might jointly be obliged to record their lease in a public register.
Jason was a very happy man, the moment he got his lease, signed and sealed, in his own possession.Satanstoe|James Fenimore Cooper
Word Origin for lease
Word Origin for lease
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."
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.
A contract that grants possession of property for a specified period of time in return for some kind of compensation.
see new lease on life.