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[mass noun] The exploitation and intimidation of tenants by unscrupulous landlords.
- ‘Their housing policies mean that the provision of another yet basic human necessity is made entirely conditional upon the profit motive, encouraging the conditions for a new Rachmanism.’
Named after Peter Rachman (1919–62), a London landlord whose practices became notorious in the early 1960s.
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