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An agreement between two parties whereby one party allows the other to use his/her property for a certain period of time in exchange for a periodic fee. The property covered in a lease is usually real estate or equipment such as an automobile or machinery. There are two main kinds of leases. A capital lease is long-term and ownership of the asset transfers to the lessee at the end of the lease. An operating lease, on the other hand, is short-term and the lessor retains all rights of ownership at all times.


To rent out.

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Earlier, two newly-wed brothers in Pakistan could be facing long prison sentences after police arrested them on terrorism charges for letting off firecrackers during their joint wedding ceremony.
By letting off a rapist who's paid compensation, the Supreme Court sends a wrong message.
People letting off fireworks at other times face a range of penalties which range from a substantial fine to imprisonment.
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Some of the people in the book appear anonymously so that Vachon can keep letting off steam without attracting a libel suit.
SANTA CLARITA - Local median home prices dipped slightly in September from an all-time high of more than $510,000, a sign that Santa Clarita Valley's overheated housing market is letting off steam, a monthly Southland real estate survey said Thursday.