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lend-lease

n
(Military) (during World War II) the system organized by the US in 1941 by which equipment and services were provided for countries fighting Germany

lend′-lease′



n., v. -leased, -leas•ing. n.
1. the matériel and services supplied by the U.S. to its allies during World War II under an act of Congress (Lend′-Lease′ Act`) passed in 1941.
2. the system by which such aid was supplied.
v.t.
3. to supply (matériel or services) by the lend-lease system.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lend-lease - the transfer of goods and services to an ally to aid in a common causelend-lease - the transfer of goods and services to an ally to aid in a common cause; "lend-lease during World War II was extremely generous"
transference, transfer - transferring ownership
Translations

lend-lease

n lend-lease agreementLeih-Pacht-Abkommen nt
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The Roosevelt administration overcame this obstacle by concluding that such training could fall under the auspices of the Lend-Lease Act passed by Congress in March 1941.
It had already lost its crusade against the Lend-Lease Act provisions for sending war materiel to England and against US Navy ships being sent into the Atlantic to protect commercial shipping from German attacks.
He argued with his colleagues that our country could not afford to ignore what was happening in Europe eventually changing enough minds to pass the Lend-Lease Act and the Marshall Plan.