• WordNet 3.6
    • n lessee a tenant who holds a lease
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lessee lĕs*sē" (Law) The person to whom a lease is given, or who takes an estate by lease.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lessee The person to whom a lease is granted; a tenant taking an estate by lease.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lessee les-sē′ one to whom a lease is granted.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. laissé, p. p. of laisser,. See Lease (v. t.)


In literature:

You were operating as bonded lessees under a temporary injunction, or something of that sort, weren't you?
"Branded" by Francis Lynde
It is therefore necessary for each lessee to get his share before it flows away.
"Checking the Waste" by Mary Huston Gregory
He had a vote, not as lessee of the business premises, but as his father's lodger.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
In 1595 one Robert Horseman was the lessee under the Crown.
"The Kensington District" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
No one had called on the lessees of Fair Oaks.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Hence the lessees, some of whom were poor persons, being unable to make any profit from the building, refused to pay any rent.
"Shakespearean Playhouses" by Joseph Quincy Adams
The lessee was William Sanderson, the husband of his niece, Margaret Snedale.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
The proctors or lessees dismissed or appointed vicars at their pleasure.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon" by Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
The lessee suddenly jumped from his chair, walked over to a door, opened it, and looked into an inner room.
"The Chestermarke Instinct" by J. S. Fletcher
The Lessee must from the end of the first to the end of the fifth year continuously maintain his home on the leased premises.
"The Hawaiian Islands" by The Department of Foreign Affairs

In news:

Lessee Accounting Issues to be considered under Leasing Project.
If you own an aircraft and lease it out, can you be liable for damages caused when the lessee is operating it.
Lessee says he had good faith reasonable belief that berm wall belonged to him.
Berghoff sent a letter to its remaining lessee dealers in Western states in November 1999, announcing a new "market value" rent program.
Lessee, you could go bro and match up Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill again.
One of the lessees failed a criminal background check.
Can I terminate the lease with just that that person and keep it with the other qualifies lessees.
Facility lessees may be held responsible for contaminations that occurred under previous owners or tenants.
The majority on the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's ruling in favor of a leasing company on a suit brought by the homeowners after the lessees failed to pay their rent.
Current '99 or newer non-GM lessees or household members are eligible.
For more information see Winn-Dixie property owner looking for a new lessee.
A recent appraisal of Bureau of Reclamation trailer park property at Alcova has lessees less than happy about a possible $450.00 dollar a year increase.