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[le-see] /lɛˈsi/
a person, group, etc., to whom a lease is granted.
Origin of lessee
1485-95; < Anglo-French. See lease1, -ee
Related forms
lesseeship, noun
underlessee, noun Unabridged
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  • We failed to cancel the authorization, so caveat lessee.
  • The lessee is liable for loss, destruction, or damage of the rental property during the term of the rental agreement.
  • lessee to transmit statement of minerals removed and royalty due.
  • Leveraged leases generally involve three parties: a lessor, a lessee, and a lender to the lessor.
  • The lessee has occupancy rights in the property for a specified term.
British Dictionary definitions for lessee


a person to whom a lease is granted; a tenant under a lease
Derived Forms
lesseeship, noun
Word Origin
C15: via Anglo-French from Old French lessé, from lesser to lease1
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Word Origin and History for lessee

"one to whom a lease is given," late 15c., from Anglo-French lesee, Old French lessé, past participle of lesser (Modern French laisser) "to let, leave" (see lease).

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