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Lease \Lease\ (l[=e]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leased; p. pr. & vb. n. Leasing.] [F. laisser, OF. laissier, lessier, to leave, transmit, L. laxare to loose, slacken, from laxus loose, wide. See Lax, and cf. Lesser.]

  1. To grant to another by lease the possession of, as of lands, tenements, and hereditaments; to let; to demise; as, a landowner leases a farm to a tenant; -- sometimes with out.

    There were some [houses] that were leased out for three lives.

  2. To hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner.

  1. Transferred under the terms of a lease. v

  2. (en-past of: lease)


adj. hired for the exclusive temporary use of a group of travelers; "a chartered plane"; "the chartered buses arrived on time" [syn: chartered, hired] [ant: unchartered]

Usage examples of "leased".

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.

There were a bunch of coenobitical phyles religious tribes that took people of all races, but most of them weren't very powerful and didn't have turf in the Leased Territories.

In any case, they could not possibly have responded fast enough to catch this boy, who was well on his way to the end of the Causeway, where he could fork off into any of the Leased Territories.

Far down the slopes of New Chusan, the Leased Territories were coming awake: the Senderos streaming out of their barracks and lining up in the streets to chant and sing through their morning calisthenics.

The Leased Territories, where they lived, had their own beach, and Harv and his friends liked to go prospecting there, early in the morning, for things that had drifted across from Shanghai, or that the Vickys in New Atlantis Clave had flushed down their water-closets.

The innermost ring was a greenbelt lying on both sides of the dog pod grid, and the outer ring was called the Leased Territories.

Hackworth comforted himself by reasoning that this must be a gang from one of the Leased Territories who had just come over the Causeway.

Across the bay, the white lights of the New Atlantis Clave rose up above the particolored mosaic of the Leased Territories.

At the moment, the image was a map of a Leased Territory called Enchantment, with one location, near the Causeway, highlighted.

Judge Fang was district magistrate for the Leased Territories, which in turn were part of the Chinese Coastal Republic.

Many of the gang members running around the Leased Territories with Judge Fang's cane marks across their asses had connections on the mainland that could ultimately be traced back to Dr.

Not long afterward, Miss Pao came down and regretfully informed the Judge that his presence was urgently required at a crime scene in the Leased Territories.

His organization was called, in traditional Chinese general-to-specific order, China Coastal Republic Shanghai New Chusan Leased Territories District Magistrate Office.

Chang looked as though he had never, to this day, suspected the existence of criminals in the Leased Territories.

That a European man is smuggling Han babies to the Leased Territories and thence, I would assume, out to the world beyond triggers profound, I might even say primal emotions within me and many other Chinese persons.