[land-lawr-diz-uh m]

Origin of landlordism

First recorded in 1835–45; landlord + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for landlordism

Historical Examples of 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?

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for landlordism


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