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[land-lawr-diz-uh m] /ˈlænd lɔrˌdɪz əm/
the practice under which privately owned property is leased or rented to others for occupancy or cultivation.
Origin of landlordism
First recorded in 1835-45; landlord + -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • If landlordism was the curse of England, why be angry that you were not asked to be a landlord?

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Does landlordism give you control of the immortal souls of those that toil for you?

    The House of Pride Jack London
  • English landlordism was based on the idea of divine right of property.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing
  • Irish landlordism is legal brigandage—it is an organized hell.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • Irish landlordism makes African slavery a virtue by comparison.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • This is the only labor-saving machine Irish landlordism has ever produced.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • The panic among all classes connected with "landlordism" is on the increase.

    Disturbed Ireland Bernard H. Becker
  • I believe the last offer has been made to Irish landlordism.

  • What a wonderful history lies in this episode of Irish landlordism.

  • The world was somewhat weary of landlordism, Pauperism, and Protestantism, and all the other "isms" of that unhappy country.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for landlordism


the system by which land under private ownership is rented for a fixed sum to tenants
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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