from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that holds a lease.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Eye dialect spelling of let's see.
- n. 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.
- n. The entity to whom a lease is given, or who takes an estate by lease.
- n. Someone who is allowed to use a house, building, land etc. for a period of time in return for payment to the owner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The person to whom a lease is given, or who takes an estate by lease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The person to whom a lease is granted; a tenant taking an estate by lease.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tenant who holds a lease
Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from past participle of lesser, to let out, lease; see lease.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Anglo-Norman lessié, past participle of lessier ("to permit, to let"). (Wiktionary)