lessee - Wiktionary
lessee
English
Etymology 1
From Anglo-Norman lessié, past participle of lessier (“to permit, to let”).
Pronunciation
Rhymes: -iː
Noun
lessee (plural lessees)
  1. An individual or a corporation who has the right of use of something of value, gainedthrough a lease agreement with the real owner of the property.
    1989, Harry F. Brooks; Donald S. Malecki, Insuring the Lease Exposure[1], Cincinnati, OH: National Underwriter Co., →ISBN, page 116:
    These automobiles will be covered for the three excluded perils, if loss is caused by the lessee or the rentee.
  2. The entity to whom a lease is given, or who takes an estate by lease.
  3. Someone who is allowed to use a house, building, land etc. for a period of time in return for payment to the owner.
Synonyms
tenant, renter
Antonyms
lessor
Translations
one to whom a lease is given
Etymology 2
Contraction.
Verb
lessee
Pronunciation spelling of let's see.
1947, Benjamin Appel, But Not Yet Slain (page 83)
Lessee now, who else does the old master know?
Anagrams
Leeses, leeses
Last edited on 7 May 2021, at 19:02
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