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sublease

[n. suhb-lees; v. suhb-lees] /n. ˈsʌbˌlis; v. sʌbˈlis/
noun
1.
a lease granted by one who is already a lessee of a property, as an apartment.
verb (used with object), subleased, subleasing.
2.
to grant a sublease of.
3.
to take or hold a sublease of.
Origin of sublease
1820-1830
1820-30; sub- + lease1
Related forms
sublessee
[suhb-le-see] /ˌsʌb lɛˈsi/ (Show IPA),
noun
sublessor
[suhb-les-awr, suhb-le-sawr] /sʌbˈlɛs ɔr, ˌsʌb lɛˈsɔr/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sublease

sublease

noun (ˈsʌbˌliːs)
1.
a lease of property made by a person who is himself a lessee or tenant of that property
verb (sʌbˈliːs)
2.
to grant a sublease of (property); sublet
3.
(transitive) to take, obtain, or hold by sublease
Derived Forms
sublessee (ˌsʌblɛˈsiː) noun
sublessor (ˌsʌblɛˈsɔː) noun
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Word Origin and History for sublease

1826 (n.); 1830s (v.); from sub- + lease. Related: Subleased; subleasing.

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