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(v. t.) To hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner.
(v. t.) A demise or letting of lands, tenements, or hereditaments to another for life, for a term of years, or at will, or for any less interest than that which the lessor has in the property, usually for a specified rent or compensation.
(v. t.) Any tenure by grant or permission; the time for which such a tenure holds good; allotted time.
(v. i.) To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean.
(v. t.) The contract for such letting.
(v. t.) 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.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Lease'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/l/lease.html. 1828.