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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The headlong rush by the brewers to switch tenants to long leases is creating misery and hardship.
▪ Meanwhile the county has revalued its assets to reflect its long lease and the planning consents obtained.
▪ She bought a long lease on the apartment in quiet and respectable Hahnwald, a leafy and staid suburb of Cologne.
▪ There were areas of settled peasant proprietorship, of long leases and stable crop-sharing tenures.
▪ Such accommodation can often be let on a long lease or sold to raise a capital sum.
▪ The council hope to enter into a long lease with Hearth Housing Association who would refurbish the lodges for tenant occupation.
▪ Jackson marched in as if he'd taken a long lease on the place.
▪ They may be bottom of the table but their latest signings have given them a new lease of life.
▪ The new lease is for two years and provides that 50 percent of any gross revenue will go to the Navy.
▪ Right across Britain they have been given a new lease of life.
▪ The new lease would require an annual safety inspection of the park before it opens.
▪ A perennial favourite, the polka dot gets a new lease of life in bold emerald green and brilliant white.
▪ The political controversy over the Habre affair has been given a new lease of life.
▪ Washington and Manila will in December begin discussions on a new lease.
▪ A new lease of life could do me good.
▪ Depreciation is to be based on the shorter of the lease term and useful economic life.
▪ Eventually he took a short lease on a much smaller house in Upper Brook Street.
▪ Not surprisingly, the shorter the lease, the more severe the prohibition becomes.
▪ And this is a short lease here - we have to provide for buying something or paying a hell of a lot more rent.
▪ Thousands of pub landlords had been given notices to quit and offered lease agreements with rents widely regarded as excessive.
▪ To support its claim, Barneys cites certain terms of its lease agreements, including the length.
▪ The city needs to legally evict the owners before it can enter into another lease agreement.
▪ Commissioners approved an option and lease agreement with Manchester in June.
▪ A lease agreement that does not meet the criteria for a capital lease must be classified as an operating lease.
▪ If the lower cost of funding is reflected in lease payments, leasing can be more attractive for small companies.
▪ Thus, lease payments for the office will increase by more than $ 90, 000 a year.
▪ These include future interest rates, variable lease payments, the company's tax position and so on.
▪ The amount of the asset and liability is equal to the present value of the minimum future lease payments.
▪ She bought a long lease on the apartment in quiet and respectable Hahnwald, a leafy and staid suburb of Cologne.
▪ Swensson bought the lease on a Richfield gas station in North Park.
▪ Leaseholders who live in a block which does not qualify will have a new right to buy an extended lease.
▪ Where the County Court grants a new lease to the tenant it may do so for a period not exceeding 14 years.
▪ It had the power to grant building leases and fix ground rents.
▪ So the course which was widely adopted was not to sell up entirely but to grant leases of land wanted for development.
▪ Apart from the physical aspects, if premises are held on a lease there are legal implications, too.
▪ Tissington however, did not hold on to his lease for very long.
▪ The client still operates from the same premises, having negotiated a new lease at the expiry of the old one.
▪ Yaki, who was instrumental in negotiating the leases as an aide to Rep.
▪ The few tenants who are searching for short-term leases are now able to negotiate break clauses in leases for new buildings.
▪ The estate agents negotiated a lease at a rent of £20,000 a year.
▪ He wanted a guarantee that he could renew the lease on expiry.
▪ A typical instance where a solicitor is needed is renewing the lease at the end of the tenancy.
▪ The landlord had not renewed Elgaen's lease, and he couldn't find a favorable north-end location in time.
▪ She is in a position to sign a lease immediately for the rent of a suitable home.
▪ The last time Cal finished in the Pac-10 cellar was 1989, just before Oregon State signed its seven-year lease.
▪ We signed a year's lease on this place but it ain't worth the paper it's written on.
▪ Barneys signed leases under which it paid $ 25 million in annual rent for two years to Isetan.
▪ They say if we sign the lease, then they will think about negotiating.
▪ a six-month lease on an apartment
▪ For example some leases require the expert to receive submissions or evidence from the parties.
▪ Secondly, the purchaser will require the surveyor to assess potential liabilities under repairing obligations in the lease and in particular for dilapidations.
▪ That flexibility might involve the offer of a short-term agreement or a long-term lease with an appropriate break clause.
▪ The tenant holds under an agreement for a lease.
▪ Tissington however, did not hold on to his lease for very long.
▪ Yaki, who was instrumental in negotiating the leases as an aide to Rep.
▪ The 800,000 square foot plant is being leased back to the management team.
▪ When lands were leased out, a wide range of people took them up.
▪ For now, the first phase of one building, with 94 units, is ready for occupancy and virtually leased out.
▪ Finance houses also lease out capital equipment to firms.
▪ The next five years saw the site leased out to various tenants, although Knight retained ownership.
▪ Pamela Churchill had to leave their house which she had to lease out to others to get income from the rent.
▪ Sun also plans to lease another building and has further options nearby.
▪ I buy and lease hotels and apartment buildings for the army.
▪ Fulcrum plans to lease the building.
▪ The council, which has been leasing the buildings to the college, now wants them back.
▪ Finance houses also lease out capital equipment to firms.
▪ Walker Equipment is a very successful company specializing in the sale and leasing of heavy construction equipment.
▪ You might use such money to buy or lease land, and so increase the holding you had inherited.
▪ Sedona recently leased Forest Service land to dispose of water through irrigation, but it will need more.
▪ The estate sold or leased much of the land used for down river port activities to the Tyne Improvement Commission.
▪ If the Giants pay for the cleanup, they will be leasing unimproved land, and the value will be lower.
▪ Most small landowners like Bhushan have been threatened into leasing their land at an unjust rent.
▪ The plaintiff agreed to lease a property to Lunnis, who assigned this equitable lease by way of mortgage.
▪ The losses typically have been covered by other port revenues, such as money derived from leasing of port property.
▪ When new occupiers lease these properties, Control Securities will have to absorb a £7m loss in the value of these assets.
▪ Until leasing prospects improve, property owners should donate the space to nonprofit groups and cultural institutions.
▪ That process differs substantially from how the City of Tucson usually leases property.
▪ Department of Social Security mobility payments to buy or lease a car.
▪ The truck can be bought or leased nationwide and Ford hopes to take 1, 000 orders this year.
▪ You might use such money to buy or lease land, and so increase the holding you had inherited.
▪ I had to buy them and lease them back to him.
▪ You can decide whether you wish to buy, lease or rent them.
▪ I buy and lease hotels and apartment buildings for the army.
▪ He also owns the Kings' lease, which runs through 2018.
▪ Many physicians own medical equipment leasing companies.
▪ The brewers have until November to free up thousands of pubs by selling them or leasing them free of the tie.
▪ Millions of acres around Arizona were set aside at statehood and must be sold or leased for maximum gain to benefit education.
▪ These firms also sell or lease capacity on their fiber to Sprint and other long-distance firms.
▪ Internet start-ups are being helped by companies willing to lease them Web servers and space.
▪ It would work out cheaper overall to lease the computers for the project.
▪ The aircraft had been leased to a Nigerian airline.
▪ The building is actually owned by the government -- we're leasing it from them.
▪ The Cider Press Company leases the machinery and buildings for $1000 a month.
▪ The company plans to sell or lease its remaining stores to other supermarkets.
▪ We lease all our computers.
▪ A further source of income could be obtained from leasing the considerable shooting and fishing rights that belonged to the farm.
▪ Councils and housing associations will be allowed to lease or buy empty homes in order to provide accommodation for homeless people.
▪ He turned the beef holding into a dairy farm and soon began expanding by leasing other dairy farms all over Ireland.
▪ Lansing and Friedkin were leasing a four-bedroom, 6, 000-square-foot house in the Beverly Hills area, sources say.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Record \Re*cord"\ (r?*k?rd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recorded; p. pr. & vb. n. Recording.] [OE. recorden to repeat, remind, F. recorder, fr. L. recordari to remember; pref. re- re- + cor, cordis, the heart or mind. See Cordial, Heart.]

  1. To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate. [Obs.] ``I it you record.''

  2. To repeat; to recite; to sing or play. [Obs.]

    They longed to see the day, to hear the lark Record her hymns, and chant her carols blest.

  3. To preserve the memory of, by committing to writing, to printing, to inscription, or the like; to make note of; to write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose of preserving authentic evidence of; to register; to enroll; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to record historical events.

    Those things that are recorded of him . . . are written in the chronicles of the kings.
    --1 Esd. i. 42.

    To record a deed, mortgage, lease, etc., to have a copy of the same entered in the records of the office designated by law, for the information of the public.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "legal contract conveying property, usually for a fixed period of time and with a fixed compensation," from Anglo-French les (late 13c.), from lesser "to let, let go," from Old French laissier "to let, allow, permit; bequeath, leave," from Latin laxare "loosen, open, make wide," from laxus "loose" (see lax). Medial -x- in Latin tends to become -ss- or -s- in French (compare cuisse from coxa). Modern French equivalent legs is altered by erroneous derivation from Latin legatum "bequest, legacy."


late 15c., "to take a lease," from Anglo-French lesser, Old French laissier "to let, leave" (see lease (n.). Related: Leased; leasing. Lessor, lessee in contract language preserves the Anglo-French form.


Etymology 1 vb. 1 (context transitive chiefly dialectal English) to gather. 2 (context transitive chiefly dialectal English) to pick, select, pick out; to pick up. 3 (context transitive chiefly dialectal English) to glean. 4 (context intransitive chiefly dialectal English) to glean, gather up leavings. Etymology 2

  1. false; lying; deceptive n. falsehood; a lie Etymology 3


  2. (context ambitransitive UK dialectal English) To tell lies; tell lies about; slander; calumniate. Etymology 4

    alt. an open pasture or common n. an open pasture or common Etymology 5

    alt. (context transitive UK dialectal English) To release; let go; unloose. vb. (context transitive UK dialectal English) To release; let go; unloose. Etymology 6

    n. 1 A contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified period in exchange for a specified rent 2 The period of such a contract 3 A leasehold vb. 1 (context transitive English) To operate or live in some property or land through purchasing a long-term contract (or leasehold) from the owner (or freeholder). 2 (context transitive English) To take or hold by lease. 3 (context intransitive English) To grant a lease; to let or rent. Etymology 7

    n. The place at which the warp-threads cross on a loom.

  1. n. property that is leased or rented out or let [syn: rental, letting]

  2. a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment

  3. the period of time during which a contract conveying property to a person is in effect [syn: term of a contract]

  4. v. let for money; "We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad" [syn: rent]

  5. hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services [syn: rent, hire, charter]

  6. grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners" [syn: let, rent]

  7. engage for service under a term of contract; "We took an apartment on a quiet street"; "Let's rent a car"; "Shall we take a guide in Rome?" [syn: rent, hire, charter, engage, take]


A lease is a contractual arrangement calling for the lessee (user) to pay the lessor (owner) for use of an asset. Property, buildings and vehicles are common assets that are leased. Industrial or business equipment is also leased.

Broadly put, a lease agreement is a contract between two parties, the lessor and the lessee. The lessor is the legal owner of the asset; the lessee obtains the right to use the asset in return for regular rental payments. The lessee also agrees to abide by various conditions regarding their use of the property or equipment. For example, a person leasing a car may agree that the car will only be used for personal use.

The narrower term rental agreement can be used to describe a lease in which the asset is tangible property. Language used is that the user rents the land or goods let or rented out by the owner. The verb to lease is less precise because it can refer to either of these actions. Examples of a lease for intangible property are use of a computer program (similar to a license, but with different provisions), or use of a radio frequency (such as a contract with a cell-phone provider).

The term rental agreement is also sometimes used to describe a periodic lease agreement (most often a month-to-month lease) internationally and in some regions of the United States.

Lease (computer science)

In computer science, a Lease is a contract that gives its holder specified rights to some resource for a limited period. Because it is time-limited, a lease is an alternative to a lock for resource serialization.

Usage examples of "lease".

They would meet in a little while in public, conduct their public business, then drift casually away to a small cabin the man leased and used in the borderland south of Agua Prieta, Mexico, primarily for hunting quail.

She lived in a small three-storey house in Chester Row, Belgravia, leased at enormous expense from the Westminster estate.

I gotta dispossess a Bidonville, give myself a bang of H, piss on the Black Stone, make with the Prayer Call whilst dressed in my hog suit, cancel Lend Lease and get fucked up the ass simultaneous.

Her husband, Nicky Brompton, heir to a dukedom, called himself a farmer and omitted to specify that the estates on whose income his family was maintained comprised three thousand arable acres in Gloucestershire and East Anglia, a hundred times as much in Costa Rica with two gold mines beneath, and a district of London where luxury apartments leased by lesser millionaires rubbed buttresses with i92os model tenements built by Brompton Trust.

The firm financed international multi-lateral countertrade and leasing transactions.

Under his proposal, no park could be leased, built upon, or turned over to a commercial enterprise without a countywide referendum.

I had leased space in a stable near the park in London, and Cynara was already there.

African wildlife, which is to say anything that was living here before the deads leased this tract from the Masai, is protected by government decree.

The drillship was leased through Libya under an agreement whereby Drioga would supply all technical and support personnel, and there were ample cut-outs in the arrangements.

He hastily took in lease the pastoral farm of Corfardin, in the parish of Tynron, Dumfriesshire, to which he afterwards added the lease of another large farm in the same neighbourhood.

I am forced to recognize that the leases taken out on cemetery land have in many places become titles of ownership, and worse, that the shores of the Masurian and Kashubian lakes, which used to mirror the clouds, have been overbuilt, made ugly, and laid waste by greed, I am assailed by doubt: Was our idea good and right?

Doubtfully they leased an apartment in an oldish building on the South Side, decent enough but depressingly inferior to their green and silver cottage in Kinnikinick, their canary-yellow flat in Des Moines.

It was often at Martinmas that leases ended, rents had to be paid, and farm-servants changed their places.

For example, the city for years failed to collect millions of dollars in overdue lease payments.

X had reLeased any more of those book-hunting mites into the airspace of the Leased Territories, Judge Fang knew that he was still offering a nice bounty to anyone who could tell him the whereabouts of the book in question.