landlordism

noun
land·​lord·​ism | \ ˈland-ˌlȯr-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce landlordism (audio) \

Definition of landlordism

: an economic system or practice by which ownership of land is vested in one who leases it to cultivators

First Known Use of landlordism

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Landlordism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/landlordism. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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