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lend–lease

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noun \ˈlend-ˈlēs\

Definition of lend–lease

  1. :  the transfer of goods and services to an ally to aid in a common cause with payment made by a return of the original items or their use in the cause or by a similar transfer of other goods and services

lend–lease

transitive verb


Origin and Etymology of lend–lease

United States Lend-Lease Act (1941)


First Known Use: 1941


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