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  1. property acquired under a lease.
  2. a tenure under a lease.
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  1. held by lease.
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Origin of leasehold

First recorded in 1710–20; lease1 + hold1
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Examples from the Web for leasehold

Historical Examples

  • Somebody was talking about Leasehold Franchise the other day.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, March 11, 1893


  • He once offered the reversion in fee of an Irish leasehold for a goshawk.

    Sir Walter Ralegh

    William Stebbing

  • The land on which the Garden stood was a leasehold on the Church Farm.

  • Like the leasehold tenure, it was opposed to the "spirit of the institutions."

    The Chainbearer

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • "There are no leasehold systems there, at any rate," Ralph said, with a gulp.

    The Squire's Daughter

    Silas K(itto) Hocking

British Dictionary definitions for leasehold


  1. land or property held under a lease
  2. the tenure by which such property is held
  3. (modifier) held under a lease
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