- a person, group, etc., to whom a lease is granted.
Origin of lessee
Examples from the Web for lessee
Historical Examples of lessee
The two detectives watched the lessee narrowly as that question was put.The Chestermarke Instinct
J. S. Fletcher
I was really manager most of the time, and lessee of the theatre.Clarence
Gray-coat parson, a lay impropriator, or lessee of great tithes.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
The lady is either the owner or the lessee of the Urania Theater.The Iron Ration
George Abel Schreiner
This was the opinion in the famous case of Martin vs. Hunter's Lessee.The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4
Albert J. Beveridge
- a person to whom a lease is granted; a tenant under a lease
Word Origin for lessee
"one to whom a lease is given," late 15c., from Anglo-French lesee, Old French lessé, past participle of lesser (Modern French laisser) "to let, leave" (see lease).