Origin of leasingMiddle English lesinge ; from Old English leasung, falsehood ; from leasian, to lie ; from leas, lacking, false ; from base of leosan, to lose
- The act of lying.
- A lie; a falsehood.
Origin of leasingMiddle English lesing, from Old English lēasung, from lēasian, to lie, from lēas, untrue; see leu- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English lesing, leasung, from Old English lÄ“asung (â€œleasing, lying, false witness, deceit, hypocrisy, artifice, lie, empty talk, frivolity, laxityâ€), from lÄ“asian (â€œto lieâ€), from lÄ“as (â€œfalse, faithless, untruthful, deceitful, lax, vain, worthlessâ€). Cognate with Scots lesing (â€œlyingâ€). More at lease.
- Present participle of lease.
Variant of lease
- a contract by which one party (landlord, or lessor) gives to another (tenant, or lessee) the use and possession of lands, buildings, property, etc. for a specified time and for fixed payments
- the period of time for which such a contract is in force: a two-year lease
- the property that is leased
Origin of leaseMiddle English leas ; from Anglo-French les ; from Old French lais ; from laissier: see leash
new lease on life