lessee

noun les·see \ le-ˈsē \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of lessee

:one that holds real or personal property under a lease

Examples of lessee in a Sentence

  1. the lessee has the right to expect the lessor to make all necessary repairs in a timely manner

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Origin and Etymology of lessee

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

lessee Synonyms

Synonyms
boarder, tenant, lodger, renter, roomer
Antonyms
landlord, lessor, letter
Related Words
cotenant, subtenant; flatmate [chiefly British], roommate (also roomie); guest, visitor; occupant, occupier, resident, resider
Near Antonyms
laird [chiefly Scottish], landholder, landowner, proprietor; landlady; slumlord; host, innkeeper, proprietor

LESSEE Defined for English Language Learners

lessee

noun

Definition of lessee for English Language Learners

  • 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


Law Dictionary

lessee

noun les·see \ le-ˈsē \

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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