rent strike
noun Date: 1964 a refusal by a group of tenants to pay rent (as in protest against high rates)

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  • rent strike — n: a refusal by a group of tenants to pay rent (as in protest against high rates) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. rent strike …   Law dictionary

  • rent strike — n an occasion when all the people living in a group of houses or apartments refuse to pay their rent, as a protest against something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rent strike — rent ,strike noun count a period of time during which people refuse to pay rent for the place where they are living in order to protest against something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rent strike — rent′ strike n. cvb an organized refusal by tenants to pay rent, as in protest over inadequate services • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • Rent strike — A rent strike is a method of protest commonly employed against large landlords. In a rent strike, a group of tenants come together and agree to refuse to pay their rent en masse until a specific list of demands is met by the landlord. This can be …   Wikipedia

  • rent strike — noun : a refusal by a group of tenants to pay rent (as in protest against poor service) * * * a temporary, organized refusal by tenants, as of an apartment building, to pay their rent, as in protest over inadequate services. [1960 65] * * * rent… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rent strike — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rent strike : singular rent strike plural rent strikes a period of time during which people refuse to pay rent for the place where they are living in order to protest against something …   English dictionary

  • rent strike — a temporary, organized refusal by tenants, as of an apartment building, to pay their rent, as in protest over inadequate services. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • rent strike — noun (C) a time when all the people living in a group of houses or apartments refuse to pay their rent, as a protest against something …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rent strike — An organized undertaking by tenants in which rent is withheld until grievances between landlord and tenants are settled …   Black's law dictionary

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