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Definition of "landlordism" [land•lord•ism]

  • An economic system under which a few private individuals (landlords) own property, and rent it to tenants. (noun)
  • A specific variation or implementation of such a system. (noun)

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Use "landlordism" in a sentence
  • "There is time enough for the present agitation to subside, as others have subsided, and if the Government should wish to acquire their land and disestablish "landlordism," as"
  • "The panic among all classes connected with "landlordism" is on the increase."
  • "Irish analogues of Jacques Bonhomme, Mike and Thady and Tim, in their resistance to "landlordism" shall be "Boycotted"; and all those who refuse to join in "Boycotting" an offender shall be treated in the same way."