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leased

rented for a specified time: She leased a car.
Not to be confused with:
least – smallest; slightest degree: That’s the least of her concerns.
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lease

 (lēs)
n.
1. A contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified period in exchange for a specified rent or other form of payment.
2. The term or duration of such a contract.
tr.v. leased, leas·ing, leas·es
1. To grant use or occupation of under the terms of a contract.
2. To get or hold by such a contract.
Idiom:
a new lease on life
An opportunity to improve one's circumstances or outlook.

[Middle English les, from Anglo-Norman, from lesser, to lease, variant of Old French laissier, to let go, from Latin laxāre, to loosen, from laxus, loose; see slēg- in Indo-European roots.]

leas′a·ble adj.
leas′er n.
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Adj.1.leased - hired for the exclusive temporary use of a group of travelers; "a chartered plane"; "the chartered buses arrived on time"
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