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Rachmanism /ˈrækməˌnɪzəm/ n
  1. extortion or exploitation by a landlord of tenants of dilapidated or slum property, esp when involving intimidation or use of racial fears to drive out sitting tenants whose rent is fixed at a low rate
Etymology: 20th Century: after Perec Rachman (1920–62), British property owner born in Poland


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