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sublease

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noun sub·lease \ˈsəb-ˈlēs, -ˌlēs\

Definition of sublease

  1. :  a lease by a tenant or lessee of part or all of leased premises to another person but with the original tenant retaining some right or interest under the original lease

1826

First Known Use of sublease

1826


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sublease

transitive verb sub·lease

Definition of sublease

  1. :  to make or obtain a sublease of

Examples of sublease in a sentence

  1. She subleased her apartment to a student for the summer.

  2. The agency subleases office space from a law firm.

Circa 1843

First Known Use of sublease

circa 1843


SUBLEASE Defined for English Language Learners

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sublease

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noun sub·lease \ˈsəb-ˈlēs, -ˌlēs\

Definition of sublease for English Language Learners

  • : a legal agreement by which someone who is renting an apartment, house, etc., is allowed to rent it to someone else for a period of time


Law Dictionary

sublease

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noun sub·lease \ˈsəb-ˌlēs\

Legal Definition of sublease

  1. :  a lease that is given by a tenant or lessee to another person of part or all of the leased premises for a shorter term than that of the original lease and under which some interest is retained — compare assignment of lease at assignment

sublease

transitive verb

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