Definition of lessee in English:


Syllabification: les·see
Pronunciation: /leˈsē


A person who holds the lease of a property; a tenant.
More example sentences
  • The answer is, so that the registration authority can give appropriate notice to owners, lessees, tenants or occupiers, or to others who might wish to object to an application to register.
  • In the lease the lessee's covenants were contained in clause 4.
  • The thinking behind it appears to have been that they remained liable as original lessees under the lease.


late 15th century: from Old French lesse, past participle of lesser 'to let, leave', + -ee.



More example sentences
  • From 1867 to 1882 his success as scene designer made him welcome as a partner in various lesseeships of the Theatre Royal, Melbourne, with Coppin and others.
  • After being manager for Montague Penley at the Windsor Theatre, he succeeded to the lesseeship, and in 1841 became manager of the Theatre Royal, Sheffield.

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