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Definition of Lease


  1. To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean.
  2. 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.
  3. To hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner.
  4. 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.
  5. The contract for such letting.
  6. Any tenure by grant or permission; the time for which such a tenure holds good; allotted time.

Lease Quotations

When you get older, you learn certain life lessons. You apply that wisdom, and suddenly you say, 'Hey, I've got a new lease on this thing. So let's go.'
Robert Redford

You always hear the phrase, money doesn't buy you happiness. But I always in the back of my mind figured a lot of money will buy you a little bit of happiness. But it's not really true. I got a new car because the old one's lease expired.
Sergey Brin

We are only tenants, and shortly the great Landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired.
Joseph Jefferson

A good portion of the airport is on ceded lands, and lease money was paid for that. So the state's collecting lease money because all of a sudden 'worthless' land now has an airport on it.
Neil Abercrombie

Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life.
Samuel Butler
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Lease Translations

lease in Dutch is pachten, in pacht hebben
lease in Finnish is vuokrata maata
lease in French is baillons, baillez, baillent, affermer, bailler
lease in German is Miete, Miete, Pacht
lease in Italian is prendere in affitto, noleggiare
lease in Norwegian is bygsel, bygsle, leiekontrakt, leie
lease in Portuguese is aluguel
lease in Spanish is arrendamiento, locacion, arriendo
lease in Swedish is hyra ut, hyreskontrakt, uthyrning