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monopolist

[muh-nop-uh-list]
noun
  1. a person who has a monopoly.
  2. an advocate of monopoly.
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Origin of monopolist

First recorded in 1595–1605; monopol(y) + -ist
Related formsmo·nop·o·lis·tic, adjectivemo·nop·o·lis·ti·cal·ly, adverban·ti·mo·nop·o·list, noun, adjectivean·ti·mo·nop·o·lis·tic, adjectivenon·mo·nop·o·lis·tic, adjectivepro·mo·nop·o·lis·tic, adjectivesem·i·mo·nop·o·lis·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for monopolistic

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Historical Examples

  • 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.


Word Origin and History for monopolistic

adj.

1858; see monopoly + -istic.

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