Definition of lessor
: one that transfers property (such as a house or a car) by a contract
Examples of lessor in a Sentence
lessors are free to charge as much as they want for a house
Recent Examples of lessor from the Web
Avolon, a rapidly expanding aircraft lessor — Chinese owned, though headquartered in Ireland — ordered 75 MAX 8s.
Megan McCarthy, a spokeswoman for United, declined to comment on a potential order, as did CDB Aviation Lease Finance, the Chinese aircraft lessor, Jet Airways and SpiceJet.
But creditors—including container lessors, insurance providers and the Port of Seattle—say Hanjin’s stake is worth more and want a judge to throw out, delay or modify the proposed sale.
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Origin and Etymology of lessor
Middle English lessour, from Anglo-French, from lesser to lease
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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
Legal Definition of lessor
: a person who conveys the possession of real or personal property under a lease
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