lessor

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noun les·sor \ ˈle-ˌsȯr , le-ˈsȯr \

Definition of lessor

:one that transfers property (such as a house or a car) by a contract

Examples of lessor in a Sentence

  1. lessors are free to charge as much as they want for a house

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Origin and Etymology of lessor

Middle English lessour, from Anglo-French, from lesser to lease

lessor Synonyms


LESSOR Defined for English Language Learners

lessor

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Definition of lessor for English Language Learners

  • law : a person or company that leases property (such as a car or house) to someone


Law Dictionary

lessor

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noun les·sor \ ˈle-ˌsȯr, le-ˈsȯr \

legal Definition of lessor

:a person who conveys the possession of real or personal property under a lease


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