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lessor

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noun les·sor \ˈle-ˌsȯr, le-ˈsȯr\

Simple Definition of lessor

  • law : a person or company that leases property (such as a car or house) to someone

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lessor

  1. :  one that conveys property by lease

Examples of lessor in a sentence

  1. <lessors are free to charge as much as they want for a house>



Origin of lessor

Middle English lessour, from Anglo-French, from lesser to lease


First Known Use: 14th century


Law Dictionary

lessor

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noun les·sor \ˈle-ˌsȯr, le-ˈsȯr\

Legal Definition of lessor

  1. :  a person who conveys the possession of real or personal property under a lease





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