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landlordism

Line breaks: land¦lord|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈlandlɔːdɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of landlordism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The system whereby land (or property) is owned by landlords to whom tenants pay a fixed rent: the abolition of landlordism absentee landlordism
More example sentences
  • No Minister in any Irish Government was going to ride rough-shod over the aspirations and cherished values and traditions of people who had enough of landlordism and foreign dictatorship in the long history of this land.
  • The landed magnates of Irish landlordism found themselves at the head of Ulster's Protestant democracy.
  • Such views, however, stemmed more from Mitchel's hatred of capitalism and landlordism than from any coherent socialist ideology.

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