Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who leases property; a landlord.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who grants a lease; the person who lets to a tenant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Law) One who leases; the person who lets to farm, or gives a lease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The owner of property that is leased.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who grants a lease

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English lessour, from Anglo-Norman, from lesser, to let out, lease; see lease.]

Examples

  • A lessor is required to disclose to the tenant any dangerous condition of the premises, existing when the tenant is given permission, of which the lessor knows or has reason to know and which is not discoverable by the tenant on reasonable inspection.

    Balkinization

  • There is to be a tax of one-half penny in the pound on the capital value of undeveloped land, and there is to be a ten percent reversion duty upon any benefit accruing to a lessor from the determination of a lease.

    The Parliamentary Crisis in the United Kingdom

  • Unless the lessor is paying the lessee — in which case the lessee’s excess value is a simple unsecured (or undersecured) debt — the leasehold can not be worth more than the fee.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » An Important Case on Compensation for Takings

  • Finally, the owner argues that the lessor is a corporation, and corporations do not have religious beliefs.

    Commercial Tenant Claims Haunted Building Violates His Religious Principles

  • The lessor, which is 84% UK government owned following a 2009 bailout that nationalised its parent, Royal Bank of Scotland, owns or manages

    HEADLINES

  • The lessor, which is 84% UK government owned following a 2009 bailout that nationalised its parent, Royal Bank of Scotland, owns or manages

    HEADLINES

  • Taking any kind of lessor action will just keep this kind of insane activity going on forever.

    Cafferty File

  • 'lessor' to the detriment of Johnson, included additional kickbacks to ...

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  • Just as if the holder of the trust (lessor) owned the property.

    Additional thoughts on the restricted zones

  • The lessor invests mainly in smaller jetliners, like Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s, which boast strong demand and are easily traded.

    RBS Launches Sale of Airplane-Leasing Unit

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