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CIDE DICTIONARY

leasev. i. [AS. lesan to gather; akin to D. lezen to gather, read, G. lesen, Goth. lisan to gather; cf. Lith lesti to peck.].
     To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
leasev. t. [F. laisser, OF. laissier, lessier, to leave, transmit, L. laxare to loose, slacken, from laxus loose, wide. See Lax, and cf. Lesser.].
  •  To grant to another by lease the possession of, as of lands, tenements, and hereditaments; to let; to demise; as, a landowner leases a farm to a tenant; -- sometimes with out.  [1913 Webster]
    "There were some [houses] that were leased out for three lives."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner.  [1913 Webster]
leasen. [Cf. OF. lais. See Lease, v. t.].
  •  The temporary transfer of a possession to another person in return for a fee or other valuable consideration paid for the transfer;  [1913 Webster]
  •  The contract for such letting.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any tenure by grant or permission; the time for which such a tenure holds good; allotted time.  [1913 Webster]
    "Our high-placed Macbeth
    Shall live the lease of nature.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Lease and release a mode of conveyance of freehold estates, formerly common in England and in New York. its place is now supplied by a simple deed of grant. Burrill. Warren's Blackstone.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lease, n. & v.
--n. an agreement by which the owner of a building or land allows another to use it for a specified time, usu. in return for payment.
--v.tr. grant or take on lease.

Idiom
a new lease of (US on) life a substantially improved prospect of living, or of use after repair.
Derivative
leasable adj. leaser n.
Etymology
ME f. AF les, OF lais, leis f. lesser, laissier leave f. L laxare make loose (laxus)

THESAURUS

lease

adverse possession, alodium, bareboat charter, burgage, charter, claim, colony, copyhold, de facto, de jure, dependency, derivative title, equitable estate, estate at sufferance, estate for life, estate for years, estate in expectancy, estate in fee, estate in possession, estate tail, farm, farm out, fee, fee fief, fee position, fee simple, fee simple absolute, fee simple conditional, fee simple defeasible, fee simple determinable, fee tail, feod, feodum, feud, feudal estate, fief, fiefdom, frankalmoign, free socage, freehold, gavelkind, having title to, hire, hire out, hiring, hold, holding, job, knight service, lay fee, lease out, lease-back, lease-lend, leasehold, legal claim, legal estate, legal possession, lend-lease, let, let off, let out, mandate, occupancy, occupation, original title, owning, paramount estate, particular estate, possessing, possession, preoccupancy, preoccupation, prepossession, prescription, property, property rights, proprietary rights, remainder, rent, rent out, rental, reversion, seisin, socage, squatting, sublease, sublet, subrent, tenancy, tenantry, tenure, tenure in chivalry, title, underlease, underlet, undertenancy, usucapion, vested estate, villein socage, villeinhold, villenage

ROGET THESAURUS

lease

Property

N property, possession, suum cuique, meum et tuum, ownership, proprietorship, lordship, seignority, empire, interest, stake, estate, right, title, claim, demand, holding, tenure, vested interest, contingent interest, beneficial interest, equitable interest, use, trust, benefit, legal estate, equitable estate, seizin, seisin, absolute interest, paramount estate, freehold, fee tail, fee simple, estate in fee, estate in tail, estate tail, estate in tail male, estate in tail female, estate in tail general, limitation, term, lease, settlement, strict settlement, particular estate, estate for life, estate for years, estate pur autre vie, remainder, reversion, expectancy, possibility, dower, dowry, jointure, appanage, inheritance, heritage, patrimony, alimony, legacy, Falcidian law, paternal estate, thirds, assets, belongings, means, resources, circumstances, wealth, money, what one is worth, what one will cut up for, estate and effects, landed property, landed real estate property, realty, land, lands, tenements, hereditaments, corporeal hereditaments, incorporeal hereditaments, acres, ground, acquest, messuage, toft, territory, state, kingdom, principality, realm, empire, protectorate, sphere of influence, manor, honor, domain, demesne, farm, plantation, hacienda, allodium, fief, fieff, feoff, feud, zemindary, dependency, arado, merestead, ranch, free lease-holds, copy lease-holds, folkland, chattels real, fixtures, plant, heirloom, easement, right of common, right of user, personal property, personal estate, personal effects, personalty, chattels, goods, effects, movables, stock, stock in trade, things, traps, rattletraps, paraphernalia, equipage, parcels, appurtenances, impedimenta, luggage, baggage, bag and baggage, pelf, cargo, lading, rent roll, income, maul and wedges, patent, copyright, chose in action, credit, debt, one's own, landed, predial, manorial, allodial, free lease-hold, copy lease-hold, feudal, feodal, to one's credit, to one's account, to the good, to one and his heirs for ever, to one and the heirs of his body, to one and his heirs and assigns, to one and his executors administrators and assign.

Lending

VB lend, advance, accommodate with, lend on security, loan, pawn, intrust, invest, place out to interest, put out to interest, let, demise, lease, sett, underlet.


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