Definition of lease:
- 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.
- Any tenure by grant or permission; the time for which such a tenure holds good; allotted time.
- The contract for such letting.
- To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean.
- 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.
- To hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner.
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- "One Woman's Life", Robert Herrick.
He presented as a free gift the lease, for several years, of Lauderdale House, a mansion with many historical associations, somewhat old, but with every convenience for use as a temporary home for convalescent patients, and so it continued for thirteen years.- "Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888", Edward VII.
- "Eve and David", Honore de Balzac.