rent strike

noun

: a refusal by a group of tenants to pay rent (as in protest against high rates)

Examples of rent strike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tenants at the 82-unit complex have formed a union, gone on rent strike and voiced concerns about high levels of lead as well as other issues with conditions at the apartments. Ginny Monk, Hartford Courant, 8 Mar. 2024 Her most notable work includes reviving Juneteenth celebrations and organizing a rent strike. Taylor Seely, The Arizona Republic, 29 Mar. 2024 Veritas is one of the largest landlords in San Francisco and owns most of the buildings where tenant associations have declared a rent strike. Heather Knight Amy Osborne, New York Times, 15 Jan. 2024 The union officially voted this week to authorize a rent strike. Ginny Monk, Hartford Courant, 11 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for rent strike 

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rent strike was in 1881

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“Rent strike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rent%20strike. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

rent strike

noun
: a refusal by a group of tenants to pay rent (as in protest against high rates)
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