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leasing

[ lee-zing ]
/ ˈli zɪŋ /
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noun Archaic.

lying; falsehood.

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Origin of leasing

before 950; Middle English lesing,Old English lēasung, verbal noun of lēasian to tell lies, derivative of lēas false. See -less, -ing1
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