lend-lease act

lend-lease

[lend-lees]
noun
1.
the matériel and services supplied by the U.S. to its allies during World War II under an act of Congress (Lend-Lease Act) passed in 1941: such aid was to be repaid in kind after the war.
2.
the two-way transfer of ideas, styles, etc.
verb (used with object), lend-leased, lend-leasing.
3.
to supply (matériel or services) as authorized by the Lend-Lease Act.

Origin:
1935–40

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lend-lease
 
n
(during World War II) the system organized by the US in 1941 by which equipment and services were provided for countries fighting Germany

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