Definition of Rachmanism in English:


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


[mass noun] British
The exploitation and intimidation of tenants by unscrupulous landlords.
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  • Their housing policies mean that the provision of another yet basic human necessity is made entirely conditional upon the profit motive, encouraging the conditions for a new Rachmanism.


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

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