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[muh-nop-uh-list] /məˈnɒp ə lɪst/
a person who has a monopoly.
an advocate of monopoly.
Origin of monopolist
1595-1605; monopol(y) + -ist
Related forms
monopolistic, adjective
monopolistically, adverb
antimonopolist, noun, adjective
antimonopolistic, adjective
nonmonopolistic, adjective
promonopolistic, adjective
semimonopolistic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Let us consider next what wages the monopolist in the cases described above will have to pay.

  • The Monopolitane or monopolist; with these the country was overrun in James' reign.

  • She has no right to be, but—well, you know, she is what you call a monopolist.

    The Yellow Crayon E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Nor is a land-owner a monopolist any more than is the owner of a valuable machine.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • Thus a monopolist of corn or rice in a famine can get an exorbitant price for a considerable supply.

    The Evolution of Modern Capitalism John Atkinson Hobson
  • I am at present engaged in the reform business that I may become a monopolist.

    The Story of a Country Town Edgar Watson Howe
  • There is, indeed, a certain resemblance between the control exercised by the owner of land and that possessed by the monopolist.

    Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • He cooled down Charles Gatty, Esq., monopolist of nature and truth.

    Christie Johnstone Charles Reade
  • The war is between the people and the monopolist wherever he is, whether he is in the country or in the town.

    A Spoil of Office Hamlin Garland

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