les·​sor | \ ˈle-ˌsȯr How to pronounce lessor (audio) , le-ˈsȯr How to pronounce lessor (audio) \

Definition of lessor

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

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Examples of lessor in a Sentence

lessors are free to charge as much as they want for a house
Recent Examples on the Web The April orders also included an order for 14 new 737 MAXs from lessor Dubai Aerospace Enterprise and 3 more MAXs for unidentified buyers. Author: Dominic Gates, Anchorage Daily News, 11 May 2021 In addition, aircraft lessor Avolon renegotiated a contract for 3 MAXs, canceling its previous order and signing up on new terms. Author: Dominic Gates, Anchorage Daily News, 11 May 2021 In cases in which the lessor’s contract includes highly variable future payments, the size of the accounting loss could be substantial. Mark Maurer, WSJ, 14 Apr. 2021 Analysts usually highlight that a big lessor can extract greater price concessions from Boeing and Airbus, and access cheaper financing. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2021 Oaktree Capital Management agreed to invest $350 million in Azorra, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based commercial aircraft lessor. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, 18 Mar. 2021 The charges are misdemeanors — not a felony, but a lessor category of crime, prosecutor Assistant U.S. Attorney Elliott Daniels told Gossett. al, 16 Mar. 2021 Earlier this month, Singaporean lessor BOC Aviation, which is owned by the Chinese state, sued two Asian carriers relating to missing payments. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2020 The biggest lessor of space at Chateauroux is Airbus, which is storing some 23 planes that can’t yet be delivered to customers. Tara Patel, Bloomberg.com, 29 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of lessor

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lessor

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

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The first known use of lessor was in the 14th century

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“Lessor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lessor. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of lessor

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


les·​sor | \ ˈle-ˌsȯr, le-ˈsȯr How to pronounce lessor (audio) \

Legal Definition of lessor

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

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