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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

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

I hope to one day co-sign a lease with another person but, well, it doesn't plague me that I have yet to do so. Put it this way: I've never had to violently tug at my own pillow at 2 A.M. to get myself to stop snoring.
Sloane Crosley

Nobody wants the expenditure of a lease on a factory which lasts 21 years. You can't plan 21 years ahead.
James Dyson

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

Conservatives were sure that if you eliminated welfare for single moms, it would eliminate - or at lease greatly reduce - single motherhood. So in 1996 we had welfare reform. Did not change the trend in the least. Soon half of all babies will be born out of wedlock.
Gail Collins
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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

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