rent control

noun

Definition of rent control

:government regulation of the amount charged as rent for housing and often also of eviction

rent-controlled

adjective

First Known Use of rent control

1916



RENT CONTROL Defined for English Language Learners

rent control

noun

Definition of rent control for English Language Learners

  • : a system in which the government determines how much rent can be charged for an apartment, house, etc.


Law Dictionary

rent control

noun

legal Definition of rent control

:government regulation of the amount charged as rent for housing and often also of eviction

rent-controlled

adjective

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