Definition of Rachmanism in English:

Rachmanism

noun

British
  • [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.’

Origin

Named after Peter Rachman (1919–62), a London landlord whose practices became notorious in the early 1960s.

Pronunciation:

Rachmanism

/ˈrakmənɪz(ə)m/