- leash law,
- least bittern,
- least common denominator,
- least common multiple,
- least flycatcher
Origin of leasing
verb (used with object), leased, leas·ing.
verb (used without object), leased, leas·ing.
Origin of lease1
Examples from the Web for leasing
The joint bank account and the leasing arrangement also stayed the same.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’|ProPublica|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rather, he wants Congress to close loopholes and increase fees for, say, leasing mineral rights.Lindsey Graham Defies Party Line as Defense Cuts, GOP Primary Loom|Michelle Cottle|July 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The city of Chicago has done a similar deal, leasing out its Skyway toll bridge for $1.83 billion.
Mel Gibson had to submit a résumé to prove he was worthy of leasing one.
In this leasing environment, you don't want to give a tenant any reason not to come to your building.
Whoever commits the crime of leasing telephone service to his neighbors may be sent to jail for six months.The History of the Telephone|Herbert N. Casson
His powers of selling, exchanging, and leasing are strictly defined by statute.The Legal Position of the Clergy|P. V. Smith
For example, A, B and C form a partnership for the purpose of buying, selling and leasing real estate.
But it was his wife's notion that turned out to be really practical,—leasing French and Italian villas to rich Americans.Torchy, Private Sec.|Sewell Ford
The first consideration of the new Government was legislation for leasing and selling the land.Early Days in North Queensland|Edward Palmer
Word Origin for lease
Word Origin for lease
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.
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."
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.