sublease

[ noun suhb-lees; verb suhb-lees ]
/ noun ˈsʌbˌlis; verb sʌbˈlis /

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.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

Origin of sublease

First recorded in 1820–30; sub- + lease1

OTHER WORDS FROM sublease

sub·les·see [suhb-le-see] /ˌsʌb lɛˈsi/, nounsub·les·sor [suhb-les-awr, suhb-le-sawr] /sʌbˈlɛs ɔr, ˌsʌb lɛˈsɔr/, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for sublessor

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 forms of sublease

sublessee (ˌsʌblɛˈsiː), nounsublessor (ˌsʌblɛˈsɔː), noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012