[noun suhb-lees; verb suhb-lees]
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verb (used with object), sub·leased, sub·leas·ing.
  1. to grant a sublease of.
  2. to take or hold a sublease of.

Origin of sublease

First recorded in 1820–30; sub- + lease1
Related formssub·les·see [suhb-le-see] /ˌsʌb lɛˈsi/, nounsub·les·sor [suhb-les-awr, suhb-le-sawr] /sʌbˈlɛs ɔr, ˌsʌb lɛˈsɔr/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for sublessee

occupant, boarder, lessee, roomer, leaseholder, sublessee

British Dictionary definitions for sublessee


noun (ˈsʌbˌliːs)
  1. a lease of property made by a person who is himself a lessee or tenant of that property
verb (sʌbˈliːs)
  1. to grant a sublease of (property); sublet
  2. (tr) to take, obtain, or hold by sublease
Derived Formssublessee (ˌsʌblɛˈsiː), nounsublessor (ˌsʌblɛˈsɔː), noun
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Word Origin and History for sublessee


1826 (n.); 1830s (v.); from sub- + lease. Related: Subleased; subleasing.

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