Thursday, March 03, 2005

New Term: leasership

leasership (n. and adj.) "lee-zerr-ship":

recently coined slang term that referes to a bought and paid for tempoary state of arguably false leadership, unpopular with a significant percentage of those so governed.

Related Etymology:


chief (n. and adj.)
1297, from O.Fr. chief "leader, ruler, head" (of something), from L.L. capum, from L. caput "head" (see head).


ship (v.)
c.1300, "to send or transport by ship," from ship (n.). Transf. to other means of conveyance (railroad, etc.) from 1857, originally Amer.Eng. Shipment "that which is shipped" is from 1861.


lease (n.)
1483, from Anglo-Fr. les (1292), from lesser "to let, let go," from O.Fr. laissier "to let, leave," from L. laxare "loosen, open, make wide," from laxus "loose" (see lax). The verb is attested from 1570. Lessor, lessee in contract language preserves the Anglo-Fr. form.


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