landlordism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

landlord +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

landlordism (usually uncountable, plural landlordisms)

  1. An economic system under which a few private individuals (landlords) own property, and rent it to tenants.
    • 1907, Jack London, The Iron Heel:
      What if all the poor people should refuse to pay rent and shelter themselves under the American flag? Landlordism would go crumbling.
  2. A specific variation or implementation of such a system.
    • Reclaiming the land: the resurgence of rural movements in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, edited by Sam Moyo and Paris Yeros, page 33:
      [...] including the racialized landlordisms to which it gives rise.

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