/ lendliːs /
Množina reči lend-lease je lend-leases.
The transfer of goods and services to an ally to aid in a common cause; SYN. lease-lend.
In US history, an act of Congress passed in March 1941 that gave the president power to order “any defense article for the government of any country whose defense the president deemed vital to the defense of the US”. During World War II, the US negotiated many Lend-Lease agreements, notably with Britain and the Soviet Union.
The aim of such agreements was to ignore trade balances among the participating countries during the war effort and to aid the Allied war effort without fanning isolationist sentiments.
Lend-lease was officially stopped in Aug 1945, by which time goods and services to the value of $42 billion had been supplied in this way, of which the British Empire had received 65% and the Soviet Union 23%.