- opposing or intended to restrain trusts, monopolies, or other large combinations of business and capital, especially with a view to maintaining and promoting competition: antitrust legislation.
Origin of antitrust
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Examples from the Web for antitrust
This is naïve: what the owners feared was losing their exemption from antitrust laws.
The report had one definite effect: rumblings about the antitrust exemption ceased.
[M]ost fail to mention that antitrust, the law of competitive marketplaces, is the first area where Bork left his mark.
In the 1950s, antitrust law was a sleepy domain filled with rigid rules and nonsensical results.
As a result, countless millions of Americans and American businesses benefited from a more enlightened approach to antitrust law.
Relief of the railroads from certain restrictions of the antitrust law have been urged by my predecessor and will be urged by me.
In my message of a year ago I commented on the necessity of congressional inquiry into the economic action of the antitrust laws.State of the Union Addresses of Herbert Hoover
The appropriation of sufficient funds to permit proper enforcement of the present antitrust laws is essential.State of the Union Addresses of Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
The Congress has not heretofore made any appropriation for the better enforcement of the antitrust law as it now stands.
The antitrust law should not be repealed; but it should be made both more efficient and more in harmony with actual conditions.
- (modifier) mainly US regulating or opposing trusts, monopolies, cartels, or similar organizations, esp in order to prevent unfair competition
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Word Origin and History for antitrust
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