Lessee definition

lĕ-sē
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One that holds a lease; a tenant.
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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.
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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.

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A person to whom property is leased; tenant.
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The tenant of real property, or holder of personal property, under a lease.
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The entity to whom a lease is given, or who takes an estate by lease.
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Someone who is allowed to use a house, building, land etc. for a period of time in return for payment to the owner.
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Eye dialect spelling of let's see.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lessee
Plural:
lessees

Origin of lessee

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman from past participle of lesser to let out, lease lease

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

  • Anglo-Norman lessié, past participle of lessier (“to permit, to let").

    From Wiktionary