les·​see | \ le-ˈsē How to pronounce lessee (audio) \

Definition of lessee

: one that holds real or personal property under a lease

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Examples of lessee in a Sentence

the lessee has the right to expect the lessor to make all necessary repairs in a timely manner
Recent Examples on the Web Any lessees of the aircraft under dry leases should have insurance coverage for the lessee’s operation of the aircraft. Michelle Wade, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 In exchange, the lessee would be allowed to keep leases in the hopes that productivity might return. Halle Parker | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 21 Jan. 2021 Elliott’s office is alleging that the owners, manager and lessee are maintaining a public nuisance and engaging in unfair competition, including false advertising. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Oct. 2020 The Russian lessee of a specialized barge that was mentioned as a possible participant in completing the project stated its refusal to work on Nord Stream 2. Brett Forrest, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2020 Ten-year terms previously were allowed on the shallower leases, but that was changed in 2010 to a seven-year primary term that could be extended three additional years if the lessee spudded a well within the first seven years. Staff Report, NOLA.com, 16 Oct. 2020 Also, dig into what your state’s liability laws are and have a general idea of what’s expected of the lessee and landowner. Alex Robinson, Outdoor Life, 31 July 2020 The economic downturn caused by COVID-19 has been felt throughout the entire economy, and in response automakers are offering various financial and payment-relief plans to current lessees and owners making monthly loan payments. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, 10 Apr. 2020 Jaguar Land Rover Jaguar Land Rover Financial Group is offering returning lessees' waivers of up to $750 for two payments. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of lessee

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lessee

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from lessé, past participle of lesser to lease — more at lease

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The first known use of lessee was in the 15th century

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“Lessee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lessee. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lessee

law : a person who has an agreement that allows the use of a car, house, etc., for a period of time in exchange for a payment : a person who has a lease on something


les·​see | \ le-ˈsē How to pronounce lessee (audio) \

Legal Definition of lessee

: a person who has possession of real or personal property under a lease specifically : a tenant of real property under a lease


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