Leasing definition

lēsĭng
A lie; a falsehood.
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(obs.) Lying, lies, or a lie.
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Present participle of lease.
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The act of lying.
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(archaic) A lie; the act of lying, falsehood.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
leasing
Plural:
leasings

Origin of leasing

  • Middle English lesing from Old English lēasung from lēasian to lie from lēas untrue leu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

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  • From lease.

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