Definition of landlordism in English:


Syllabification: land·lord·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈlan(d)lôrˌdizəm


The system whereby land (or property) is owned by landlords to whom tenants pay a fixed rent.
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.

Definition of landlordism in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌōlēˈajənəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily