Lease and release
Release Re*lease", n. 1. The act of letting loose or freeing, or the state of being let loose or freed; liberation or discharge from restraint of any kind, as from confinement or bondage. ``Who boast'st release from hell.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Relief from care, pain, or any burden. [1913 Webster]

3. Discharge from obligation or responsibility, as from debt, penalty, or claim of any kind; acquittance. [1913 Webster]

4. (Law) A giving up or relinquishment of some right or claim; a conveyance of a man's right in lands or tenements to another who has some estate in possession; a quitclaim. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

5. (Steam Engine) The act of opening the exhaust port to allow the steam to escape. [1913 Webster]

6. (Mach.) A device adapted to hold or release a device or mechanism as required; specif.: (Elec.) A catch on a motor-starting rheostat, which automatically releases the rheostat arm and so stops the motor in case of a break in the field circuit; also, the catch on an electromagnetic circuit breaker for a motor, which acts in case of an overload. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. (Phon.) The act or manner of ending a sound. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

8. (Railroads) In the block-signaling system, a printed card conveying information and instructions to be used at intermediate sidings without telegraphic stations. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Lease and release}. (Law) See under {Lease}.

{Out of release}, without cessation. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Liberation; freedom; discharge. See {Death}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lease and release — is a temporary transfer (by sale) of title to real estate under real property law. Lease and release was a mode of conveyance of freehold estates, formerly common in England and in New York, its place is now supplied by a simple deed of grant. [… …   Wikipedia

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  • lease and release — A form of conveyance, in general use at one time in England, but rarely used in the United States. 23 Am J2d Deeds §§ 14, 15. A highly artificial method once in use in England for conveying real property, consisting, first, of a lease (or bargain …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • LEASE AND HIRE — The Hebrew term sekhirut embraces the lease of immovable property (houses and fields) as well as the hire of movable property and personal services, and is a near parallel of locatio conductio rei in Roman law. In this article the term hire is… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Release — Re*lease , n. 1. The act of letting loose or freeing, or the state of being let loose or freed; liberation or discharge from restraint of any kind, as from confinement or bondage. Who boast st release from hell. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Relief… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lease — (l[=e]s), n. [Cf. OF. lais. See {Lease}, v. t.] 1. The temporary transfer of a possession to another person in return for a fee or other valuable consideration paid for the transfer; especially, A demise or letting of lands, tenements, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lease — Any agreement which gives rise to relationship of landlord and tenant (real property) or lessor and lessee (real or personal property). Smith v. Royal Ins. Co., C.C.A.Cal., Ill F.2d 667, 671. A contract for exclusive possession of lands,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • lease — Any agreement which gives rise to relationship of landlord and tenant (real property) or lessor and lessee (real or personal property). Smith v. Royal Ins. Co., C.C.A.Cal., Ill F.2d 667, 671. A contract for exclusive possession of lands,… …   Black's law dictionary

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