lessee

noun
les·​see | \le-ˈsē \

Definition of lessee 

: one that holds real or personal property under a lease

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Synonyms & Antonyms for lessee

Synonyms

boarder, lodger, renter, roomer, tenant

Antonyms

landlord, lessor, letter

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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

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Before Thursday’s ruling, analysts feared many lessees, who earn money in local currency, wouldn’t be able to meet ballooning rental costs. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, "Turkey Takes Action on Strained Economy With Big Rate Rise," 13 Sep. 2018 All owners and lessees would receive an additional cash payout as well. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Time is running out for dieselgate Volkswagen owners to get their money," 1 Aug. 2018 And so the convict-leasing system saw extremely high levels of mortality and sickness under convict lessees. Jewel Wicker, Teen Vogue, "A Mass Grave of Former Slaves Was Unearthed in Texas," 20 July 2018 The results released Wednesday are based on responses to 233 questions from more than 75,700 purchasers and lessees of new 2018 vehicles after 90 days of ownership conducted from February to May of this year, according to the release. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Korean brands top J.D. Power quality; Ford, GM and FCA make strides," 20 June 2018 The lawsuit is filed on behalf of Heber and owners and lessees of 2012 to 2016 model year Toyota vehicles. Christina Hall, ajc, "Rats can't resist wiring in newer cars: Here's why," 8 May 2018 The lawsuit is filed on behalf of Heber and owners and lessees of 2012 to 2016 model year Toyota vehicles. Christina Hall, ajc, "Rats can't resist wiring in newer cars: Here's why," 8 May 2018 The lawsuit is filed on behalf of Heber and owners and lessees of 2012 to 2016 model year Toyota vehicles. Christina Hall, ajc, "Rats can't resist wiring in newer cars: Here's why," 8 May 2018 The lawsuit is filed on behalf of Heber and owners and lessees of 2012 to 2016 model year Toyota vehicles. Christina Hall, ajc, "Rats can't resist wiring in newer cars: Here's why," 8 May 2018

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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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lessee

noun

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

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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