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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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 As the Herald notes, HOPE sent two testers posing as pregnant would-be lessees to one of Sorrento’s sister properties, Monterra, in December of last year. Anne Branigin, The Root, "#RentingWhileBlack: Mother of 3 Loses Apartment Because She Didn’t Provide Her Landlord With an Ultrasound Photo," 11 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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