landlordism
noun Date: 1844 an economic system or practice by which ownership of land is vested in one who leases it to cultivators

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  • Landlordism — Land lord ism, n. The state of being a landlord; the characteristics of a landlord; specifically, in Great Britain, the relation of landlords to tenants, especially as regards leased agricultural lands. J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • landlordism — [land′lôrd΄iz΄əm] n. the economic system under which land is privately owned and rented to tenants …   English World dictionary

  • landlordism — noun a) An economic system under which a few private individuals (landlords) own property, and rent it to tenants. What if all the poor people should refuse to pay rent and shelter themselves under the American flag? Landlordism would go… …   Wiktionary

  • landlordism — ȯrˌdizəm noun 1. : the state of being a landlord : characteristics of a landlord in action, opinions, or speech 2. : the relations of landlords to tenants especially as to leased agricultural lands : the system or doctrine of the ownership of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • landlordism — /land lawr diz euhm/, n. the practice under which privately owned property is leased or rented to others for occupancy or cultivation. [1835 45; LANDLORD + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • landlordism — n. practice of renting or leasing property to others …   English contemporary dictionary

  • landlordism — noun the system whereby land (or property) is owned by landlords to whom tenants pay a fixed rent …   English new terms dictionary

  • landlordism — land·lord·ism …   English syllables

  • landlordism — land•lord•ism [[t]ˈlænd lɔrˌdɪz əm[/t]] n. the system under which privately owned property is leased or rented to others • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • landlordism — /ˈlændlɔdɪzəm/ (say landlawdizuhm) noun the practice under which property or land which is owned by one person is leased to another for occupancy or use …   Australian English dictionary

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