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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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Examples from the web for monopolistic
  • Through restricted transfer, it can obtain monopolistic profits on secondary market transactions as well.
  • No longer must you rely on a monopolistic utility that can take you-and your power needs-for granted.
  • It tracks the telecom baron's swelling fortune as well as his companies' alleged monopolistic practices.
  • There is another argument for seeing the journal industry as quasi-monopolistic.
  • Regulation in business usually happens when government feels an incoming harm or a potential monopolistic practice.
  • But this stable, established and monopolistic system is now falling apart.
  • Long-term impacts are likely to read-off prior case studies of increasingly monopolistic marketplaces.
  • They could even engage in monopolistic charging of what the market will bear.
  • Centralized, monopolistic decision-making organizations are giving way to heterogeneous, decentralized decision structures.
  • In a monopolistic market, one firm has complete control over setting the selling price.
Word Origin and History for monopolistic

1858; see monopoly + -istic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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