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trustbuster

[ truhst-buhs-ter ]
/ ˈtrʌstˌbʌs tər /
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noun

a federal official who seeks to dissolve business trusts, especially through vigorous application of antitrust regulations.

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Origin of trustbuster

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; trust + buster
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British Dictionary definitions for trustbuster

trustbuster
/ (ˈtrʌstˌbʌstə) /

noun

US informal a person who seeks the dissolution of corporate trusts, esp a federal official who prosecutes trusts under the antitrust laws

Derived forms of trustbuster

trustbusting, noun
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