anti trust

antitrust

[an-tee-truhst, an-tahy-]
adjective
opposing or intended to restrain trusts, monopolies, or other large combinations of business and capital, especially with a view to maintaining and promoting competition: antitrust legislation.

Origin:
1885–90, Americanism; anti- + trust

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antitrust (ˌæntɪˈtrʌst)
 
n
chiefly (US) (modifier) regulating or opposing trusts, monopolies, cartels, or similar organizations, esp in order to prevent unfair competition

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antitrust
also anti-trust, 1890, U.S., from anti- + trust in the economic sense (see trust).
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