Part of speech: noun

One holding property by lease.

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Usage examples "lessee":

  1. The lessee made a face expressive of deep scorn. - "The Chestermarke Instinct", J. S. Fletcher.
  2. From 1744 to 1755 he was the lessee of the Middle Ferry, where Market Street bridge now stands, and it was chiefly due to his initiative that steps were first taken to make the Schuylkill River navigable. - "The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia", Frank Cousins Phil M. Riley.
  3. He may be a lessee, agent, or having such possession and control as would justify him in thus acting. - "Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman", Albert Sidney Bolles.