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From Anglo-Norman lessié, past participle of lessier (“to permit, to let”).
lessee (plural lessees)
- An individual or a corporation who has the right of use of something of value, gained through a lease agreement with the real owner of the property.
- The entity to whom a lease is given, or who takes an estate by lease.
- Someone who is allowed to use a house, building, land etc. for a period of time in return for payment to the owner.
one to whom a lease is given
- Pronunciation spelling of let's see.
- 1947, Benjamin Appel, But Not Yet Slain, page 83:
- Lessee now, who else does the old master know?
- lessee at OneLook Dictionary Search
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