- a person, group, etc., who grants a lease.
Origin of lessor
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Examples from the Web for lessor
“Mr. Mitchell thus controls both your management company and your lessor,” the IRS wrote in a denial letter.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’
October 15, 2014
In the hands of a lessor actor, she might have even seemed like an exposition machine.Welcome to Snowpiercer’s Apocalypse
June 29, 2014
Owner or lessor of buildings for assemblage liable for gross misdemeanor.The I.W.W.
Paul Frederick Brissenden
Observe the lessor—a benevolent, dignified, but cautious person!The Comforts of Home
Of course this may be forbidden, and often is by the lessor, without his consent.
By the common law the lessor was not required to make repairs.
An estate at will is where land is let to another, to hold at the will of the lessor.The Government Class Book
Andrew W. Young
- a person who grants a lease of property
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Word Origin and History for lessor
"one who grants a lease," late 14c., from Anglo-French lessor (late 13c.), from verb lesser (see lease).
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