Definition of lend–lease
: 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
Origin and Etymology of lend–lease
U.S. Lend-Lease Act (1941)
First Known Use: 1941
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