The Tory government was legally bound to refer the bid to the monopolies and Mergers Commission.
The left has been ceded a monopoly on caring about black people, and monopolies are dangerous.
His pitch was to lend to the struggling governments of Europe in exchange for monopolies on the production and sale of matches.
American newspapers in most markets are monopolies, which, Evans suggests, takes a bit of fire out of their reporting and writing.
History shows that monopolies, like empires, eventually get into trouble.
One of the means by which some monopolies have obtained unjust surplus gains is overcapitalisation, or stockwatering.
We are not enemies to capital, but we oppose the tyranny of monopolies.
For any future worth discussing, we are going to use our strength to regulate these monopolies in the public interest.
The Spanish merchants also complained of the loss of their monopolies.
monopolies and perpetual succession are the bane of republics.
"exclusive control of a commodity or trade," 1530s, from Latin monopolium, from Greek monopolion "right of exclusive sale," from mono- + polein "to sell," from PIE root *pel- (5) "to sell" (cf. Sanskrit panate "barters, purchases," Lithuanian pelnas "gain," Old Church Slavonic splenu, Russian polon "prey, booty," Old Norse falr, Dutch veil, German feil "for sale, venal").
Alternative form monopole (1540s, from the Old French form of the word) was common in 16c. The popular board game, invented by Charles Darrow, is from 1935. Monopoly money "unreal currency" is attested from 1972, in reference to the paper used in the game.
The exclusive control by one company of a service or product.