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 lēasung (“leasing, lying, false witness, deceit, hypocrisy, artifice, lie, empty talk, frivolity, laxity”), from lēasian (“to lie”), from lēas (“false, faithless, untruthful, deceitful, lax, vain, worthless”). Cognate with Scots lesing (“lying”). 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