The Collaborative International Dictionary
Landlordism \Land"lord`ism\, n.
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
--J. S. Mill.
n. 1 An economic system under which a few private individuals (landlords) own property, and rent it to tenants. 2 A specific variation or implementation of such a system.