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trustbuster

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noun trust·bust·er \ˈtrəs(t)-ˌbəs-tər\

Definition of trustbuster

  1. :  one who seeks to break up business trusts; specifically :  a federal official who prosecutes trusts under the antitrust laws

trust–busting play \-tiŋ\ noun


1903

First Known Use of trustbuster

1903


Law Dictionary

trustbuster

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noun trust·bust·er \ˈtrəst-ˌbəs-tər\

Legal Definition of trustbuster

  1. :  one and esp. a federal officer who seeks to break up trusts by prosecution under the antitrust laws

trust–busting \-tiŋ\ play noun



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