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landlordism

[ land-lawr-diz-uhm ]

noun

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


landlordism

/ ˈlændlɔːˌdɪzəm /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of landlordism1

First recorded in 1835–45; landlord + -ism
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Example Sentences

The world was somewhat weary of Landlordism, Pauperism, and Protestantism, and all the other "isms" of that unhappy country.

The heretofore obsequious Orangemen will refuse to respond to the tocsin of landlordism.

The natural result of landlordism everywhere is already foreshadowed in this country by the example of William Scully in Illinois.

Soon his estates began to suffer from that very dangerous economic sickness, known as "Absentee Landlordism."

Thus, historical investigators have been digging around the foundations of Irish landlordism.

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