a person, group, etc., to whom a lease is granted.

1485–95; < Anglo-French. See lease1, -ee

lesseeship, noun
underlessee, noun
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lessee (lɛˈsiː)
a person to whom a lease is granted; a tenant under a lease
[C15: via Anglo-French from Old French lessé, from lesser to lease1]

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Word Origin & History

late 15c., from Anglo-Fr. lesee, from O.Fr. lessé, pp. of lesser (Mod.Fr. laisser) "to leave" (see lease).
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Example sentences
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.
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