from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Action or opinion characteristic of landlords; the authority exercised by landlords; the doctrine or principle of the supremacy of the landed interest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An economic system under which a few private individuals (
landlords) own property, and rent it to tenants.
- noun A specific variation or implementation of such a system.
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Lord Chamberlain himself left Killarney House yesterday morning, not in a paroxysm of indignant "landlordism," but "more in sorrow than in anger."
Strict and downright "landlordism," as it is called, as if it were a disease like
The panic among all classes connected with "landlordism" is on the increase.
There is time enough for the present agitation to subside, as others have subsided, and if the Government should wish to acquire their land and disestablish "landlordism," as
Should "landlordism" in Ireland be supplanted by home rule?
Irish analogues of Jacques Bonhomme, Mike and Thady and Tim, in their resistance to "landlordism" shall be "Boycotted"; and all those who refuse to join in "Boycotting" an offender shall be treated in the same way.
The fact that most of the railroad magnates lived in the East added that element of absentee landlordism which is essential to most agrarian problems.
From that time forth I have always regarded him as the soul of the Irish agitation, of the war against "landlordism" (which is incidentally, of course, a war against the English influence in Ireland), and of the movement towards Irish independence.
It is a plan, he maintains, not of defence as against unjust and exacting landlords, but of offence against "landlordism," not really promoted, as it appears to be, in the interest of the tenants to whose cupidity it appeals, but worked from
Whatever "landlordism" may mean elsewhere in Ireland, it is plain enough that in the history of Gweedore it has meant the difference between savage squalor and civilisation.