[noun suhb-lees; verb suhb-lees]
a lease granted by one who is already a lessee of a property, as an apartment.
verb (used with object), sub·leased, sub·leas·ing.
to grant a sublease of.
to take or hold a sublease of.
Origin of sublease
Related formssub·les·see [suhb-le-see] /ˌsʌb lɛˈsi/, nounsub·les·sor [suhb-les-awr, suhb-le-sawr] /sʌbˈlɛs ɔr, ˌsʌb lɛˈsɔr/, noun
First recorded in 1820–30; sub-
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Related Words for subleasecharter
Examples from the Web for sublease
Historical Examples of sublease
A transfer of only a portion of a tenant's interest is a sublease.
The sale of the stock and the fine for the sublease will pay the debts of the corporation.
A sublease is a transfer of a part of a tenant's interest in the leased premises.
A transfer by a tenant of an interest in the leased premises may be an assignment, or it may be a sublease.
If A leases the farm to C for five years, the transaction is a sublease.
British Dictionary definitions for sublease
a lease of property made by a person who is himself a lessee or tenant of that property
Derived Formssublessee (ˌsʌblɛˈsiː), nounsublessor (ˌsʌblɛˈsɔː), noun
to grant a sublease of (property); sublet
(tr) to take, obtain, or hold by sublease
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Word Origin and History for sublease
1826 (n.); 1830s (v.); from sub- + lease. Related: Subleased; subleasing.
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