Leasing making(Scots Law), the uttering of lies or libels upon the personal character of the sovereign, his court, or his family. Bp. Burnet.

(Lea"sow) n. [AS. lesu, læsu.] A pasture. [Obs.]

(Least) a. [OE. last, lest, AS. l&aemacrsast, l&aemacrsest, superl. of l&aemacrssa less. See Less, a.] [Used as the superlative of little.] Smallest, either in size or degree; shortest; lowest; most unimportant; as, the least insect; the least mercy; the least space.

Least is often used with the, as if a noun.

I am the least of the apostles.
1 Cor. xv. 9.

At least, or At the least, at the least estimate, consideration, chance, etc.; hence, at any rate; at all events; even. See However.

He who tempts, though in vain, at least asperses
The tempted with dishonor.

Upon the mast they saw a young man, at least if he were a man, who sat as on horseback.
Sir P. Sidney.

(Lease"hold`) a. Held by lease.

(Lease"hold`), n. A tenure by lease; specifically, land held as personalty under a lease for years.

(Lease"hold`er) n. A tenant under a lease.Lease"hold`ing, a. & n.

(Leas"er) n. [From 1st Lease.] One who leases or gleans. [Obs.] Swift.

(Leas"er), n. A liar. [Obs.] See Leasing.

(Leash) n. [OE. lese, lees, leece, OF. lesse, F. laisse, LL. laxa, fr. L. laxus loose. See Lax.]

1. A thong of leather, or a long cord, by which a falconer holds his hawk, or a courser his dog.

Even like a fawning greyhound in the leash.

2. (Sporting) A brace and a half; a tierce; three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the number three in general.

[I] kept my chamber a leash of days.
B. Jonson.

Then were I wealthier than a leash of kings.

3. (Weaving) A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom.

(Leash), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leashed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Leashing.] To tie together, or hold, with a leash.

(Leas"ing) n. [AS. leásung, fr. leás loose, false, deceitful. See -less, Loose, a.] The act of lying; falsehood; a lie or lies. [Archaic] Spenser.

Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing.
Ps. v. 6.

Blessed be the lips that such a leasing told.

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