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leasing

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noun leas·ing \ˈlē-siŋ, -ziŋ\

Definition of leasing

archaic

  1. :  the act of lying; also :  lie, falsehood



Origin of leasing

Middle English lesing, from Old English lēasung, from lēasian to lie, from lēas false


First Known Use: before 12th century



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