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antitrust

[an-tee-truhst, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈtrʌst, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective
1.
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
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; anti- + trust
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-trust

antitrust

/ˌæntɪˈtrʌst/
noun
1.
(modifier) (mainly US) regulating or opposing trusts, monopolies, cartels, or similar organizations, esp in order to prevent unfair competition
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Word Origin and History for anti-trust

antitrust

adj.

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

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