Definitions for landlordismˈlænd lɔrˌdɪz əm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
land•lord•ismˈlænd lɔrˌdɪz əm(n.)
the system under which privately owned property is leased or rented to others.
Origin of landlordism:
An economic system under which a few private individuals (landlords) own property, and rent it to tenants.
A specific variation or implementation of such a system.
the state of being a landlord; the characteristics of a landlord; specifically, in Great Britain, the relation of landlords to tenants, especially as regards leased agricultural lands