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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.


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)


(Lease), verb allow the use of, charter, contract, convey, demise, grant, grant the occupancy of, hire, hire out, lend, loan, make available, rent, rent out


(Permit), verb affranchise, allow, approve, assent, authorize, certify, commission, concede, concedere, empower, enable, endorse, enfranchise, entitle, favor, franchise, give leave, give permission, grant, have no objection, indulge, liberate, license, make possible, oblige, pati, privilege, release, sanction, sinere, suffer, support, tolerate, vouchsafe, warrant, yield
See also: attorn, bestow, concede, enable, engage, grant, hire, lease, permit, rent, suffer, vouchsafe

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.

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The financial management and development committee had alerted CoGS to the "potential suspension" of the Letting Down the Nets work due to lack of funds.
Some CoGS members opposed the decision to infuse Letting Down the Nets with funds from undesignated bequests.
His counsel was heard; while CoGS approved to give Letting Down the Nets a new lease on life and infuse it with funds from General Synod, it deferred action.
The Anglican church's rainmakers--financial consultants across the country who advise potential donors on various methods of giving--met near Toronto in September to plan strategy for the national church's new funding plan called Letting Down the Nets.
Approved by the General Synod governing convention last June, Letting Down the Nets is a far-reaching plan designed to restore the financial health of the church at the national, diocesan and local levels.
Letting Down the Nets is aimed at raising more than $30 million over 10 years, but the cost of such a project cannot come from the current General Synod budget and will require an additional $3.
It makes you think that these people are letting down Liverpool and letting down our good reputation.