Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n underlease In law, a lease granted by a lessee for a shorter term than he himself holds, leaving thereby a reversion, of however short duration, to himself. An under-lease of only part of the premises embraced in the original lease is commonly called a sublease.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
- n Underlease un′dėr-lēs a lease granted by a lessee for a shorter period than that covered by his own lease.