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price fixing

noun
1.
the establishing of prices at a determined level, either by a government or by mutual consent among producers or sellers of a commodity.
Also, price-fixing.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • Legal challenges from pharmacies alleging price fixing.
price fixing in Culture

price fixing definition


Any usually unlawful practice by which producers of a commodity act together to obtain an artificially high price.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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