land·​lord·​ism ˈland-ˌlȯr-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce landlordism (audio)
: an economic system or practice by which ownership of land is vested in one who leases it to cultivators

Examples of landlordism in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of landlordism was in 1844

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“Landlordism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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