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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Lease

LEASE, noun [See the Verb.]

1. A demise or letting of lands, tenements or hereditaments to another for life, for a term of years, or at will, for a rent or compensation reserved; also, the contract for such letting.

2. Any tenure by grant or permission.

Our high placed Macbeth shall live the lease of nature.

LEASE, verb transitive [Eng. let. See Let.]

To let; to demise; to grant the temporary possession of lands, tenements or hereditaments to another for a rent reserved. A leased to B his land in Dale for the annual rent of a pepper corn.

LEASE, verb intransitive leez. [Latin lego.]

To glean; to gather what harvest men have left. obsolete