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landlordism

[land-lawr-diz-uh m] /ˈlænd lɔrˌdɪz əm/
noun
1.
the practice under which privately owned property is leased or rented to others for occupancy or cultivation.
Origin of landlordism
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; landlord + -ism
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Historical Examples
  • 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

landlordism

/ˈlændlɔːˌdɪzəm/
noun
1.
the system by which land under private ownership is rented for a fixed sum to tenants
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