les·see /le-'sē/ n: a person who has possession of real or personal property under a lease; specif: a tenant of real property under a lease

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun boarder, conductor, holder of an estate by virtue of a lease, leaseholder, lodger, occupant, occupier, person in possession, possessor, property holder, rent payer, rentee, renter, resident, roomer, tenant II index consumer, customer, lodger, occupant, tenant

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A person who holds property through a lease; a person who rents property; a tenant. See also lease, lessor

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Also known as the tenant, the person who rents real estate from the owner (the lessor).
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. The tenant of real property, or holder of personal property, under a lease.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

One who rents real property or personal property from another.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

One who rents real property or personal property from another.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   the person renting property under a written lease from the owner (lessor). He/she/it is the tenant and the lessor is the landlord.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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