Definition of rent-seeking adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rent-seeking

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈrent siːkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrent siːkɪŋ//
 
(disapproving, economics)
 
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trying to change or control public policy or economic conditions in order to increase your own profits These processes amount to rent-seeking behaviour by multinational corporations.

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