Origin of cartel
Examples from the Web for cartel
How do you feel about Archer and the gang abandoning the cartel and returning to the office?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the meantime, there is talk that with El Chapo in prison the Sinaloa cartel has a new leader.
The notorious Sinaloa cartel boss is trying to use Mexican law to get himself out of jail—and it just might work.
And he was not the only Sinaloa cartel informant to suffer an abrupt reversal of fortune with ICE.
I mean, it just happened to be that the Juárez cartel was—that was the case we were working on at the time.
On the arabesque in which the painting is set is a cartel inscribed with name and date.Pintoricchio|Evelyn March Phillipps
The Cartel is still detained, for what reason is not fully known.American Prisoners of the Revolution|Danske Dandridge
My haughty foe thinks it beneath him, I suppose, to settle a cartel.The Lyon in Mourning, Vol. 1|Robert Forbes
I accompanied them to the cartel, where, having satisfied myself that they had every comfort, I left them.Frank Mildmay|Captain Frederick Marryat
He bore a "cartel," a bunch of fur plucked from his master's pelisson.Life on a Mediaeval Barony|William Stearns Davis
British Dictionary definitions for cartel
Word Origin for cartel
Word Origin and History for cartel
1550s, "a written challenge," from Middle French cartel (16c.), from Italian cartello "placard," diminutive of carta "card" (see card (n.1)). It came to mean "written agreement between challengers" (1690s) and then "a written agreement between challengers" (1889). Sense of "a commercial trust, an association of industrialists" comes 1902, via German Kartell, which is from French. The older U.S. term for that is trust (n.). The usual German name for them was Interessengemeinschaft, abbreviated IG.
Culture definitions for cartel
An association in which producers of a similar or identical product try to obtain a monopoly over the sale of the product.