Definition of absentee landlord in English:

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absentee landlord

Pronunciation: /ˈˌabsənˈtē ˈlan(d)ˌlôrd/


A landlord who does not live at and rarely visits the property rented out.
Example sentences
  • Everyone in York finds it totally extraordinary that an absentee landlord can allow a property like this to remain unused for so long.
  • Having no money, James established a farm on property owned by an absentee landlord and set about the task of clearing the land.
  • The farm had been sold at auction to an absentee landlord after my Uncle Will, who lived on the farm, died.

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Syllabification: ab·sen·tee land·lord

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