Definition of lessor in US English:



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

    • ‘If the covenant has the meaning suggested by the lessees, the lessors are liable for breach of the implied covenant.’
    • ‘For a very brief time, both the lessor and the lessee were one and the same person.’
    • ‘Both owners and lessors of properties will qualify for the incentive.’
    • ‘The trustee sought a renewal for the children and the lessor refused to grant the lease to the children.’
    • ‘It leased trucks from a lessor in Manitoba and re-leased them to tourists in Alberta.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The lessor can neither refuse the license to assign, nor assent to the assignment, for he has nothing more to do with it.’
    • ‘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.’
    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’.