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restraint of trade

noun
1.
action tending to interrupt the free flow of goods and services, as by price fixing and other practices that have the effect of reducing competition.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • He said that whenever people of the same trade get together, it always results in a scheme for the restraint of trade.
  • However, if the exclusive dealing involves something more, there may be a cause of action for an unreasonable restraint of trade.
  • What players are arguing, if the league locks them out, it's a restraint of trade.
  • The trouble is that they are conspirators in restraint of trade.
British Dictionary definitions for restraint of trade

restraint of trade

noun
1.
action tending to interfere with the freedom to compete in business
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