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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LEASE, n. [See the Verb.]
1. A demise or letting of lands, tenements or hereditaments to another for life, for a term of years, or at will, for a rent or compensation reserved; also, the contract for such letting.
2. Any tenure by grant or permission.
Our high placed Macbeth shall live the lease of nature.
LEASE, v.t. [Eng. let. See Let.]
To let; to demise; to grant the temporary possession of lands, tenements or hereditaments to another for a rent reserved. A leased to B his land in Dale for the annual rent of a pepper corn.
LEASE, v.i. leez. [L. lego.]
To glean; to gather what harvest men have left. Obs.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: property that is leased or rented out or let [syn: lease, rental, letting]
2: a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment
3: the period of time during which a contract conveying property to a person is in effect [syn: lease, term of a contract] v
1: let for money; "We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad" [syn: rent, lease]
2: hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services [syn: rent, hire, charter, lease]
3: grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners" [syn: lease, let, rent]
4: engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?" [syn: lease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English les, from Anglo-French, from lesser Date: 14th century 1. a contract by which one conveys real estate, equipment, or facilities for a specified term and for a specified rent; also the act of such conveyance or the term for which it is made 2. a piece of land or property that is leased 3. a continuance or opportunity for continuance <a new lease on life> II. transitive verb (leased; leasing) Etymology: Anglo-French lesser, laisser, lescher to leave, hand over, lease, from Latin laxare to loosen, from laxus slack more at slack Date: circa 1570 1. to grant by lease 2. to hold under a lease Synonyms: see hire leasable adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

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

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lease Lease, n. [Cf. OF. lais. See Lease, v. t.] 1. A demise or letting of lands, tenements, or hereditaments to another for life, for a term of years, or at will, or for any less interest than that which the lessor has in the property, usually for a specified rent or compensation. 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. --Warren's Blackstone.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lease Lease, v. 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. [Obs.] --Dryden.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lease Lease, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leased; p. pr. & vb. n. Leasing.] [F. laisser, OF. laissier, lessier, to leave, transmit, L. laxare to loose, slacken, from laxus loose, wide. See Lax, and cf. Lesser.] 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. 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Record Re*cord" (r?*k?rd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recorded; p. pr. & vb. n. Recording.] [OE. recorden to repeat, remind, F. recorder, fr. L. recordari to remember; pref. re- re- + cor, cordis, the heart or mind. See Cordial, Heart.] 1. To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate. [Obs.] ``I it you record.'' --Chaucer. 2. To repeat; to recite; to sing or play. [Obs.] They longed to see the day, to hear the lark Record her hymns, and chant her carols blest. --Fairfax. 3. To preserve the memory of, by committing to writing, to printing, to inscription, or the like; to make note of; to write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose of preserving authentic evidence of; to register; to enroll; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to record historical events. Those things that are recorded of him . . . are written in the chronicles of the kings. --1 Esd. i. 42. To record a deed, mortgage, lease, etc., to have a copy of the same entered in the records of the office designated by law, for the information of the public.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(leases, leasing, leased) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. A lease is a legal agreement by which the owner of a building, a piece of land, or something such as a car allows someone else to use it for a period of time in return for money. He took up a 10 year lease on the house at Rossie Priory. N-COUNT 2. If you lease property or something such as a car from someone or if they lease it to you, they allow you to use it in return for regular payments of money. He went to Toronto, where he leased an apartment... She hopes to lease the building to students... He will need more grazing land and perhaps La Prade could lease him a few acres. VERB: V n, V n to n, V n n 3. If you say that someone or something has been given a new lease of life, you are emphasizing that they are much more lively or successful than they have been in the past. The operation has given me a new lease of life. PHRASE: PHR after v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Let (for a term of years).

Moby Thesaurus

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

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