- The definition of a lessee is a tenant or a person who is renting a property.
A tenant leasing an apartment is an example of a lessee.
Origin of lesseeMiddle English ; from Anglo-French ; from Old French lessé, past participle of lesser ; from Old French laissier: see lease and amp; -ee
Origin of lesseeMiddle English, from Anglo-Norman, from past participle of lesser, to let out, lease; see lease.
- An individual or a corporation who has the right of use of something of value, gained through a lease agreement with the real owner of the property.
- The entity to whom a lease is given, or who takes an estate by lease.
- Someone who is allowed to use a house, building, land etc. for a period of time in return for payment to the owner.
Anglo-Norman lessié, past participle of lessier (“to permit, to let”).
- Eye dialect spelling of let's see.
lessee - Legal Definition