antitrust

[an-tee-truhst, an-tahy-]
adjective
  1. opposing or intended to restrain trusts, monopolies, or other large combinations of business and capital, especially with a view to maintaining and promoting competition: antitrust legislation.

Origin of antitrust

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; anti- + trust
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Examples from the Web for antitrust

Contemporary Examples of antitrust

  • This is naïve: what the owners feared was losing their exemption from antitrust laws.

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    In Defense of A-Roid

    Allen Barra

    September 5, 2014

  • The report had one definite effect: rumblings about the antitrust exemption ceased.

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    In Defense of A-Roid

    Allen Barra

    September 5, 2014

  • [M]ost fail to mention that antitrust, the law of competitive marketplaces, is the first area where Bork left his mark.

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    Bork Made Your Life Better

    Justin Green

    December 27, 2012

  • In the 1950s, antitrust law was a sleepy domain filled with rigid rules and nonsensical results.

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    Bork Made Your Life Better

    Justin Green

    December 27, 2012

  • As a result, countless millions of Americans and American businesses benefited from a more enlightened approach to antitrust law.

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    Bork Made Your Life Better

    Justin Green

    December 27, 2012

Historical Examples of antitrust


British Dictionary definitions for antitrust

antitrust

noun
  1. (modifier) mainly US regulating or opposing trusts, monopolies, cartels, or similar organizations, esp in order to prevent unfair competition
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Word Origin and History for antitrust
adj.

also anti-trust, 1890, U.S., from anti- + trust (n.) in the economic monopoly sense.

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