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- However, more recently this usage of lessee is regarded as incorrect and is being replaced in legal documents by the term "tenant". Inappropriate use of the French past participle construction "-ee" results in a juxtaposition of the direct and indirect objects. This implies that the tenants themselves are being rented out, rather than the property.
Can we verify this? Does it merit a Usage note? --EncycloPetey 23:57, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
- English doesn't always use -ee in the original sense, e.g. standee is not a person who is stood upon. Equinox ◑ 21:45, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
Wiktionary:Requests for deletion - kept
Kept. See archived discussion of January 2009. 22:49, 10 January 2009 (UTC)