lessee

The party to a lease known as the tenant. The bailee under a lease of personalty. There is authority to the effect that the presence or absence of possession of the premises is a distinguishing factor between the relationship of landlord and tenant and that of lessor and lessee-that is, the one relation is referable only to the contract, and the other to both the contract and the change in the possession of the premises. Thus, it has been said that the lessee is not a tenant until he enters into possession. Usually, however, the word "lessee" means the same as "tenant." 32 Am J1st L & T § 2.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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