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restraint of trade

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noun
  1. action tending to interrupt the free flow of goods and services, as by price fixing and other practices that have the effect of reducing competition.

Origin of restraint of trade

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for restraint of trade

restraint of trade

noun
  1. action tending to interfere with the freedom to compete in business
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