Lesseeships

lessee

[le-see]
noun
a person, group, etc., to whom a lease is granted.

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

lesseeship, noun
underlessee, noun
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lessee (lɛˈsiː)
 
n
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]
 
les'seeship
 
n

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