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Rachmanism

Line breaks: Rach¦man|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈrakmənɪz(ə)m/

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Definition of Rachmanism in English:

noun

[mass noun] British
The exploitation and intimidation of tenants by unscrupulous landlords.

Origin

named after Peter Rachman (1919–62), a London landlord whose practices became notorious in the early 1960s.

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