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lease

verb [T]  /lis/ us  
to use or allow someone else to use land, property, etc. for an agreed period of time in exchange for money: I leased my new car instead of buying it.
lease
noun [C]  /lis/ us  
The lease on this office expires in two years.
Translations of “lease”
in Korean 공유지…
in Arabic عَقد الإيجار…
in French bail…
in Turkish kira sözleşmesi/kontratı…
in Italian contratto d’affitto, locazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 租借,租用…
in Russian контракт об аренде…
in Polish wynajem, umowa najmu, dzierżawa…
in Spanish contrato de arrendamiento…
in Portuguese arrendamento…
in German der Mietvertrag…
in Catalan contracte d’arrendament…
in Japanese 賃貸契約…
in Chinese (Simplified) 租借,租用…
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