restraint of trade


noun

action tending to interrupt the free flow of goods and services, as by price fixing and other practices that have the effect of reducing competition.

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Origin of restraint of trade

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for restraint of trade

restraint of trade

noun

action tending to interfere with the freedom to compete in business
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