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

First recorded in 1930–35

OTHER WORDS FROM rent control

rent-con·trolled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rent control

rent control

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