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To award a contract, such as for the erection of public works, to one of several bidders.

To lease certain property.


Public Contract.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


v. 1) to allow or permit. This is distinguished from "against one's will." The word can be very important legally as, in the statement "Lucy let Johnny have sexual relations with her" can make a huge difference in a claim of rape. 2) to lease or rent real property, particularly a room or apartment, to another person. (See: lease, rent)

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LET. Hindrance, obstacle, obstruction; as, without let, molestation or hindrance.

TO LET. To hire, to lease; to grant the use and possession of something for a compensation.
     2. This term is applied to real estate and the words to hire are more commonly used when speaking of personal estate. See Hire, Hirer, and Letter.
     3. Letting is very similar to selling; the difference consists, in this; that instead of selling the thing itself, the letter sells only the use of it.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Revealing she is six months pregnant, Meghan, 37, also let drop she and Harry will not find out the spring baby's sex but are "keeping it as a surprise".
Administrations in the past, recent and not too recent, let drop hints that such secret negotiations were in the pipeline.
But no: In his televised chitchat with his chief legal counsel on Tuesday, the President let drop that Aquino had asked to be relieved of his post, apparently unable to 'cope up' with being NFA chief.
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He then met with Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) again at Il Giardino, and unaware of who she was, he let drop a sly hint about his beliefs.
On Sunday, the mood took Newcastle and now they've set a standard they can't afford to let drop.
He said: "I think with this result and the one against South Africa, we've shown again that desire and belief that we just never let drop.
But recently he let drop the observation that the situation in Iran "has never been this dark."
But Baumgartner doubled with two out in the eighth off reliever Tyler Davis - a ball two Huskies had a bead on but let drop due to a miscommunication - and Healy drove Baumgartner home with a game-tying single.