price fixing

or price-fix·ing


the establishing of prices at a determined level, either by a government or by mutual consent among producers or sellers of a commodity.

Origin of price fixing

First recorded in 1945–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for price-fixing

restraint, valorization

Examples from the Web for price-fixing

Contemporary Examples of price-fixing

Historical Examples of price-fixing

  • Indeed, this is admitted by the more reasonable advocates of the regulation and price-fixing policy.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan

  • What are the limits to the price-fixing and profit-earning powers of monopolies?

  • But Hoover did not and does not believe in price-fixing or immediate government control of commerce where they can be avoided.

    Herbert Hoover

    Vernon Kellogg

British Dictionary definitions for price-fixing



the setting of prices by agreement among producers and distributors
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price-fixing in Culture

price fixing

Any usually unlawful practice by which producers of a commodity act together to obtain an artificially high price.

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