- the practice under which privately owned property is leased or rented to others for occupancy or cultivation.
Origin of landlordism
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Examples from the Web for landlordism
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
English landlordism was based on the idea of divine right of property.The American Empire
Irish landlordism is legal brigandage—it is an organized hell.
Irish landlordism makes African slavery a virtue by comparison.
- the system by which land under private ownership is rented for a fixed sum to tenants
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