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unfair competition

noun
1.
acts done by a seller to confuse or deceive the public with intent to acquire a larger portion of the market, as by cutting prices below cost, misleading advertising, selling a spurious product under a false identity, etc.
2.
the use of any such methods.
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  • We protect the workmen from unfair competition, not the masters.

  • To retain this, we frame rules against "unfair competition."

    The Ethics of Coperation James Hayden Tufts
  • And then when unfair competition is eliminated, let us see these gentlemen carry their tanks of water on their backs.

    The New Freedom Woodrow Wilson
  • Were people in general not willing accomplices, there would be no sweating system, no unfair competition.

  • The New Jersey Company was simply attempting to trade on that reputation, which is almost always the case in unfair competition.

    Commercial Law Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
  • The adult journalist in the 'nineties was not to suffer from this unfair competition for a good many years to come.

  • We have put all kinds of unfair competition under the ban and penalty of the law.

  • The boatmen of Tradetown rioted occasionally against this unfair competition.

    Space Viking Henry Beam Piper

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