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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. 2018.
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  • No one can be induced to toil, for owners of the monopolistic farm.

    Solaris Farm

    Milan C. Edson
  • 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
  • Both forms of the practice seem to have been extensively used by most of the monopolistic concerns of America.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • It is unnecessary to point out the hold upon all economic development which is given through a monopolistic control of coal.

  • Describe briefly the "unfair practices" of monopolistic corporations.

  • He asked for none for himself—no favoring tariff or grant of public land or monopolistic franchise.

    Cyrus Hall McCormick

    Herbert Newton Casson
  • 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
  • People blamed the banks; some cried out that the monopolistic methods of business had been the cause.

    Expansion and Conflict William E. Dodd
  • This aristocratic, monopolistic, un-American concern exists by the authority of an unconstitutional act of Congress.

Word Origin and History for monopolistic

1858; see monopoly + -istic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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