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rent control

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noun
  1. government control over the amount of rent charged, as for housing.

Origin of rent control

First recorded in 1930–35
Related formsrent-con·trolled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rent control

rent control

noun
  1. regulation by law of the rent a landlord can charge for domestic accommodation and of his right to evict tenants
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