lessor

[ les-awr, le-sawr ]
/ ˈlɛs ɔr, lɛˈsɔr /

noun

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

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Nearby words

  1. lesser's triangle,
  2. lessing,
  3. lessing, doris,
  4. lessing, gotthold ephraim,
  5. lesson,
  6. lest,
  7. lester,
  8. lestobiosis,
  9. lesya,
  10. let

Origin of lessor

1350–1400; Middle English lesso(u)r < Anglo-French. See lease1, -or2

Can be confusedlesser lessor

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British Dictionary definitions for lessor

lessor

/ (ˈlɛsɔː, lɛˈsɔː) /

noun

a person who grants a lease of property
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Word Origin and History for lessor

lessor

n.

"one who grants a lease," late 14c., from Anglo-French lessor (late 13c.), from verb lesser (see lease).

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