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lend-lease



Pronunciation: (lend'lēs'), [key]
n., v., -leased, -leas•ing.


n.
1. the matériel and services supplied by the U.S. to its allies during World War II under an act of Congress (Lend'-Lease' Act") passed in 1941: such aid was to be repaid in kind after the war.
2. the two-way transfer of ideas, styles, etc.

v.t.
to supply (matériel or services) as authorized by the Lend-Lease Act.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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