or rent seeking
[rent-see-king] /ˈrɛntˌsi kɪŋ/
the act or process of using one’s assets and resources to increase one’s share of existing wealth without creating new wealth.
(specifically) the act or process of exploiting the political process or manipulating the economic environment to increase one’s revenue or profits:
Rent-seeking by lobbyists succeeded in obtaining favorable tariff treatment for the company’s exports.
[rent-stey-buh-lahyzd] /ˈrɛntˌsteɪ bəˌlaɪzd/ adjective, (of housing) 1. regulated by law so that rent increases may not exceed a specified amount.
noun 1. a temporary, organized refusal by tenants, as of an apartment building, to pay their rent, as in protest over inadequate services.
noun, English Furniture. 1. a drum table of the 18th century, having six drawers and originally used by landlords to keep rent money and papers pertaining to their estates.
noun 1. a numeral or group of numerals. 2. the sum, total, count, or aggregate of a collection of units, or the like: A number of people were hurt in the accident. The number of homeless children in the city has risen alarmingly. 3. a word or symbol, or a combination of words or symbols, […]