leasing

noun
leas·​ing | \ ˈlē-siŋ How to pronounce leasing (audio) , -ziŋ \

Definition of leasing

archaic
: the act of lying also : lie, falsehood

First Known Use of leasing

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leasing

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

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The first known use of leasing was before the 12th century

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“Leasing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leasing. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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