sublet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sublet lease or rent all or part of (a leased or rented property) to another person "We sublet our apartment over the summer"
    • n sublet a lease from one lessee to another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Sublet To underlet; to lease, as when a lessee leases to another person.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sublet To underlet; let to another person, the party letting being himself lessee or tenant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Sublet sub-let′ to under-let or lease, as by one himself a tenant to another.
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Usage

In literature:

It is dangerous in the hands of a person not used to handling it and the work should be sublet.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
After the death of the third Duke it was sublet to Leopold, subsequently King of the Belgians.
"The Strand District" by Sir Walter Besant
The family that had occupied it, he explained, had moved away, and had requested the management of the building to sublet it.
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
To talk of clauses against subletting is sheer nonsense.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 367, May 1846" by Various
His brother leases and sublets convicts, five stockades of 'em, and ought to be one himself.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
Can a lessee assign or sublet his lease?
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
You can sublet for the balance of the season.
"The Truth About Tristrem Varick" by Edgar Saltus
You should sublet it.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
So he lets to a gentleman who sublets the flats, you see?
"A Bed of Roses" by W. L. George
Luckily we sublet our apartment.
"My Actor-Husband" by Anonymous
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In news:

SUBLETTING of co-ops -- not so long ago a possible indicator of a building's dire financial straits and even, for some shareholders, the last gasp before abandoning their apartments -- isn't what it used to be.
Fired from his job, unsure about his sexuality, about to lose his sublet apartment and suspecting that his doctoral dissertation will never get written, Tad Leary is remarkably unprepared for revelry of any kind.
In a city where even phone jacks can be sublet, permanence is as rare as a decent closet.
Adjusting to Life in a Jersey Sublet .
Philip Gourevitch on subletting a tugboat on the Hudson River.
The president stood up, stretched and went looking for a cup of coffee from the Marines, the Secret Service having been sublet to Ireland.
New Yorkers know about rentals like the apartment sublet and the summer house share.
Pet OK, Few Blocks from Train, Parking Available- Waiting List Sublet OK After 2 Years.
In one case, subletting to a check-cashing business actually created more profit for the drycleaner than running his own store.
All 5 Rooms and Sublets photos.
Hundreds of New Yorkers, like others nationwide, have been making a few extra dollars by using sites such as AirBnB, Crashpadder, Roomorama, and Craigslist to sublet pullout sofas, living rooms, and whole apartments.
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