trustbuster

[ truhst-buhs-ter ]
/ ˈtrʌstˌbʌs tər /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. trust deed,
  2. trust fund,
  3. trust hotel,
  4. trust territory,
  5. trustafarian,
  6. trustee,
  7. trustee in bankruptcy,
  8. trustee investment,
  9. trustee process,
  10. trusteeship

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 Formstrustbusting, noun

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