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lease

verb [T] uk   /liːs/ us  
to make a legal agreement by which money is paid in order to use land, a building, a vehicle, or a piece of equipment for an agreed period of time: The building's 60 units are currently leased to students of the university. [+ two objects] It was agreed they would lease the apartment to him/lease him the apartment.

lease

noun [C] uk   /liːs/ us  
a legal agreement in which you pay money in order to use a building, piece of land, vehicle, etc. for a period: He has the house on a long lease. The lease runs out/expires in two years' time. We signed a three-year lease when we moved into the house.
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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