Definition of lessor in English:


Pronunciation /lɛˈsɔː//ˈlɛsɔː/


  • A person who leases or lets a property to another; a landlord.

    ‘lessors and their solicitors discussed tactics for dealing with the lessees’
    • ‘It leased trucks from a lessor in Manitoba and re-leased them to tourists in Alberta.’
    • ‘The trustee sought a renewal for the children and the lessor refused to grant the lease to the children.’
    • ‘That rationale is not inconsistent with allowing a lessor to recover for reduced rent suffered by the lessor as a result of the liability of the land to be affected by nuisance.’
    • ‘In this case, an owner of a piece of equipment sells the equipment to a lessor, who then leases it back to its former owner, who is then the lessee.’
    • ‘For a very brief time, both the lessor and the lessee were one and the same person.’
    • ‘If the covenant has the meaning suggested by the lessees, the lessors are liable for breach of the implied covenant.’
    • ‘When a lessee commits a breach of covenant on which the lessor has a right of re-entry, he may elect to avoid or not to avoid the lease, and he may do so by deed or by word.’
    • ‘In addition the scheme provided for relief for owner-occupier or lessors of residential property.’
    • ‘It is not simply the transfer of title to a piece of property: it is also a contract in itself under which both the lessor and the lessee accept rights and obligations.’
    • ‘There had been a stipulation in the lease that the buildings were not to be altered without the lessor's consent, which was never asked for.’
    • ‘Both owners and lessors of properties will qualify for the incentive.’
    • ‘The lessor can neither refuse the license to assign, nor assent to the assignment, for he has nothing more to do with it.’
    property owner, proprietor, letter, householder, freeholder, landowner, landholder, master
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Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from Old French lesser ‘let, leave’.