leasing

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English lesing, leasung, from Old English lēasung ‎(leasing, lying, false witness, deceit, hypocrisy, artifice, lie, empty talk, frivolity, laxity), from lēasian ‎(to lie), from lēas ‎(false, faithless, untruthful, deceitful, lax, vain, worthless). Cognate with Scots lesing ‎(lying). More at lease.

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leasing ‎(plural leasings)

  1. (archaic) A lie; the act of lying, falsehood.
    • c. 1385, William Langland, Piers Plowman, II:
      fy on þi lawe / For al by lesynges þow lyuest · and lecherouse werkes.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.ix:
      Shewes, visions, sooth-sayes, and prophesies; / And all that fained is, as leasings, tales, and lies.

Etymology 2[edit]

From lease.

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leasing

  1. present participle of lease

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Polish[edit]

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From English

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  • IPA(key): [ˈlʲiz̪ʲĩŋk]

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leasing m inan

  1. lease

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