landlordism

[ land-lawr-diz-uh m ]
/ ˈlænd lɔrˌdɪz əm /
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noun

the practice under which privately owned property is leased or rented to others for occupancy or cultivation.

Nearby words

  1. landline,
  2. landlocked,
  3. landlocked salmon,
  4. landloper,
  5. landlord,
  6. landlordly,
  7. landlouper,
  8. landlubber,
  9. landman,
  10. landmark

Origin of landlordism

First recorded in 1835–45; landlord + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for landlordism

landlordism

/ (ˈlændlɔːˌdɪzəm) /

noun

the system by which land under private ownership is rented for a fixed sum to tenants
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