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 (“leasing, lying, false witness, deceit, hypocrisy, artifice, lie, empty talk, frivolity, laxity"), from lÄ“asian (“to lie"), from lÄ“as (“false, faithless, untruthful, deceitful, lax, vain, worthless"). Cognate with Scots lesing (“lying"). More at lease.
- Present participle of lease.