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trustbuster

[truhst-buhs-ter] /ˈtrʌstˌbʌs tər/
noun
1.
a federal official who seeks to dissolve business trusts, especially through vigorous application of antitrust regulations.
Origin of trustbuster
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; trust + buster
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  • There wasn't a trust buster on the globe that could have found a weak spot in our scheme.

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trustbuster

/ˈtrʌstˌbʌstə/
noun
1.
(US, informal) a person who seeks the dissolution of corporate trusts, esp a federal official who prosecutes trusts under the antitrust laws
Derived Forms
trustbusting, noun
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