prelease

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ lease

Verb[edit]

prelease ‎(third-person singular simple present preleases, present participle preleasing, simple past and past participle preleased)

  1. (transitive) To arrange a lease for in advance.
    • 2007 January 31, Elsa Brenner, “From Arms to Art”, in New York Times[1]:
      “When we tried to prelease the old warehouse, it was almost impossible to convince anyone that this rather nondescript building could be turned into a regional arts center,” said Roger E. Noyes, a Noisette director of development for this project.

Noun[edit]

prelease ‎(plural preleases)

  1. A lease arranged in advance.