noun, plural mo·nop·o·lies.
Origin of monopoly
Examples from the Web for anti-monopoly
Copy from the statutes of two states far apart, those sections that pertain to anti-trust or anti-monopoly legislation.Manual of References and Exercises in Economics|Frank A. Fetter
Butler had hesitated for several weeks in his acceptance of the nomination by the Anti-Monopoly Convention.The New Nation|Frederic L. Paxson
Frank is the politician of the concern; the greenback, anti-monopoly, mugwump man!A Man of Samples|Wm. H. Maher
Would it not be far better for the anti-monopoly cause in the north?The Brothers' War|John Calvin Reed
The anti-monopoly leaguers had better go to driving street cars.Peck's Sunshine|George W. Peck
British Dictionary definitions for anti-monopoly (1 of 2)
noun plural -lies
- an enterprise exercising this control
- the product or service so controlled
Word Origin for monopoly
British Dictionary definitions for anti-monopoly (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for anti-monopoly
"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.
Culture definitions for anti-monopoly
The exclusive control by one company of a service or product.