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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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