monopolism

monopolism

[muh-nop-uh-liz-uhm]
noun
the existence or prevalence of monopolies.

Origin:
1880–85; monopol(y) + -ism

antimonopolism, noun
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monopoly (məˈnɒpəlɪ)
 
n , pl -lies
1.  exclusive control of the market supply of a product or service
2.  a.  an enterprise exercising this control
 b.  the product or service so controlled
3.  law the exclusive right or privilege granted to a person, company, etc, by the state to purchase, manufacture, use, or sell some commodity or to carry on trade in a specified country or area
4.  exclusive control, possession, or use of something
 
[C16: from Late Latin, from Greek monopōlion, from mono- + pōlein to sell]
 
mo'nopolism
 
n
 
mo'nopolist
 
n
 
monopo'listic
 
adj
 
monopo'listically
 
adv

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