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lessor

[ les-awr, le-sawr ]

noun

  1. a person, group, etc., who grants a lease.


lessor

/ lɛˈsɔː; ˈlɛsɔː /

noun

  1. a person who grants a lease of property


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lessor1

1350–1400; Middle English lesso ( u ) r < Anglo-French. See lease 1, -or 2

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Example Sentences

“Mr. Mitchell thus controls both your management company and your lessor,” the IRS wrote in a denial letter.

In the hands of a lessor actor, she might have even seemed like an exposition machine.

As the lessee may assign or sublet unless forbidden, so may the lessor part with his interest in the leased premises.

The lessor is more generally known as the landlord, and the lessee as the tenant.

An act done by a wrongdoer, not under the lessor's order, will not justify the lessee in quitting.

Owner or lessor of buildings for assemblage liable for gross misdemeanor.

Observe the lessor—a benevolent, dignified, but cautious person!

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