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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lease  \Lease\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Leased};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Leasing}.]  [F.  laisser  OF  laissier  lessier,  to  leave 
  transmit,  L.  laxare  to  loose,  slacken,  from  laxus  loose, 
  wide.  See  {Lax},  and  cf  {Lesser}.] 
  1.  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 
  There  were  some  [houses]  that  were  leased  out  for 
  three  lives.  --Addison. 
  2.  To  hold  under  a  lease;  to  take  lease  of  as  a  tenant 
  leases  his  land  from  the  owner. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Leasing  \Leas"ing\,  n.  [AS.  le['a]sung,  fr  le['a]s  loose, 
  false,  deceitful.  See  {-less},  {Loose},  a.] 
  The  act  of  lying;  falsehood;  a  lie  or  lies.  [Archaic] 
  Thou  shalt  destroy  them  that  speak  leasing.  --Ps.  v.  6. 
  Blessed  be  the  lips  that  such  a  leasing  told. 
  {Leasing  making}  (Scots  Law),  the  uttering  of  lies  or  libels 
  upon  the  personal  character  of  the  sovereign,  his  court, 
  or  his  family.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (Ps.  4:2;  5:6)  an  Old  English  word  meaning  lies,  or  lying,  as 
  the  Hebrew  word  _kazabh_  is  generally  rendered. 

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