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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
1820-1830
1820-30; sub- + lease
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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Examples from the web for sublease
  • My landlord approved of the sublease of my apartment, and my subtenant moved in as planned.
  • It is likely that he will not renew the lease at the end of the two-year period, which coincides with the end of the sublease.
  • The shareholder who owns my apartment has asked to meet with me to renew my sublease.
  • If a tenant wishes to move before a lease ends, he may choose to sublease.
  • The written sublease must provide that the public owner has the right to repurchase all of the lessee's rights in the lease.
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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