Let

(redirected from let fall)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

Let

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

To lease certain property.

Cross-references

Public Contract.

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

let

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)

Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
In other words, what choices do consumers make to determine which accounts to keep current and which to let fall delinquent?
Working over bowl to catch juices, cut oranges into thirds straight down through top of fruit; then cut crosswise into thick pieces and let fall into bowl.
"Home cast bullets are more accurate than commercial cast versions." This was a hard one for me to let fall. For years I carefully mixed my alloy, cast my own bullets, then sized and lubricated them just so.
And shake the trunk of the date palm towards you, it will let fall fresh ripe dates upon you.
Unfortunately, the economic climate has left many having to make very difficult choices over what to pay and what to let fall by the wayside because there just isn't enough cash to go around.
As per our Quran, Surat Maryam, verse 25, I quote: "And shake the trunk of date-palm towards you, it will let fall fresh ripe-dates upon you."
, so I bear Each body with tender care in crumpled Tissue, then let fall
Therese said, "I will spend my heaven doing good on earth" and "I will let fall from heaven a shower of roses." Many people have asked for her intercession and received roses as a sign of her help.
Psalm 92, composed by King David, has the line, "The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree." Sura 50:9 in the Qur'an reads, "We bring forth gardens and the harvest grain and tall palm-trees laden with clusters of dates, a sustenance for men." In the Qur'an, Dr Richer concluded by saying, but absent from the Bible, is a description of how Mary, when she was in labour with Jesus beneath a date palm, heard a voice which told her, "Shake towards thyself the trunk of the palm-tree: It will let fall fresh ripe dates upon thee." (sura 19:25)
A quick answer seems available to one of them: "if a thought experiment has a well-delimited cognitive intention, why worry about concrete details that obviously do not change anything in its result?" This does not seem like any tension whatsoever, since either we worry about the concrete details for the sake of the well-delimited cognitive intention (such as when we specify whether we push or let fall the body that will stop the trolley), or for rhetorical or epistemological purposes (such as when we supply details in order to facilitate something's imaginability).