Lease

Definition of Lease

Pronunciation: lēz
v. i.1.To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Leased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Leasing.]
There were some [houses] that were leased out for three lives.
- Addison.
2.To hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner.
n.1.The temporary transfer of a possession to another person in return for a fee or other valuable consideration paid for the transfer;
2.The contract for such letting.
3.Any tenure by grant or permission; the time for which such a tenure holds good; allotted time.
Our high-placed Macbeth
Shall live the lease of nature.
- Shak.
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.

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