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[muh-nop-uh-list] /məˈnɒp ə lɪst/
a person who has a monopoly.
an advocate of monopoly.
Origin of monopolist
First recorded in 1595-1605; monopol(y) + -ist
Related forms
monopolistic, adjective
monopolistically, adverb
antimonopolist, noun, adjective
antimonopolistic, adjective
nonmonopolistic, adjective
promonopolistic, adjective
semimonopolistic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Sexual love is in its very nature restricted, circumscribed, monopolistic—in a word, monogamic.

  • In so far as any of these conditions is not met, the monopolistic concern has no right to surplus gains of any sort.

    Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • He asked for none for himself—no favoring tariff or grant of public land or monopolistic franchise.

    Cyrus Hall McCormick Herbert Newton Casson
  • It is unnecessary to point out the hold upon all economic development which is given through a monopolistic control of coal.

  • This difficulty is of great importance in connection with the possibilities of monopolistic exploitation.

    Supply and Demand Hubert D. Henderson
  • This aristocratic, monopolistic, un-American concern exists by the authority of an unconstitutional act of Congress.

  • No one can be induced to toil, for owners of the monopolistic farm.

    Solaris Farm Milan C. Edson
  • This book is the result of an attempt to carry the monopolistic principle to its logical conclusion.

    The Air Trust George Allan England
  • Prices are kept down to the lowest possible basis, and monopolistic methods so well known in North America are in full swing.

    Prowling about Panama George A. Miller
Word Origin and History for monopolistic

1858; see monopoly + -istic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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