sublease

[noun suhb-lees; verb suhb-lees]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. sublapsarian,
  2. sublapsarianism,
  3. sublate,
  4. sublation,
  5. sublattice,
  6. sublessee,
  7. sublessor,
  8. sublet,
  9. sublethal,
  10. subleukemic leukemia

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

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British Dictionary definitions for sublessee

sublease

noun (ˈsʌbˌliːs)

a lease of property made by a person who is himself a lessee or tenant of that property

verb (sʌbˈliːs)

to grant a sublease of (property); sublet
(tr) to take, obtain, or hold by sublease
Derived Formssublessee (ˌsʌblɛˈsiː), nounsublessor (ˌsʌblɛˈsɔː), noun

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Word Origin and History for sublessee

sublease

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

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