Definition of "antitrust" [antitrust]

  • Opposing or intended to regulate business monopolies, such as trusts or cartels, especially in the interest of promoting competition: antitrust legislation. (adjective)

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Use "antitrust" in a sentence
  • "Hence this has to be addressed in antitrust law to some extent."
  • "These companies would like to pretend that they want to collaborate to reduce costs, but antitrust is the obstacle."
  • "The requests, a special kind of subpoena used in antitrust investigations, followed a complaint by [the Computer & Communications Industry Association — a group with many IBM rivals among its members] to the Justice Department accusing IBM of harming businesses by abusing its dominance of the market for mainframes."