antitrust

adjective
an·​ti·​trust | \ ˌan-tē-ˈtrəst, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antitrust (audio) \

Definition of antitrust

: of, relating to, or being legislation against or opposition to trusts or combinations specifically : consisting of laws to protect trade and commerce from unlawful restraints and monopolies or unfair business practices

Examples of antitrust in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last week, Turkey's antitrust board launched a probe against messaging application WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook Inc. for its new usage terms. Zeynep Bilginsoy, Star Tribune, 18 Jan. 2021 In December 2020, the US federal government and 46 state attorneys general sued Facebook, claiming that its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp violated antitrust law. Walter Frick, Quartz, 3 Nov. 2021 These latest actions also likely violate antitrust law. Marc Edelman, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 That ruling followed a settlement Apple reached in August with a host of small developers who also accused the company of breaking antitrust law. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, 18 Oct. 2021 The deal is expected to close by the end of the year, pending the conclusion of a waiting period required under antitrust law. Lisa Schencker, chicagotribune.com, 14 Oct. 2021 Posner includes brief descriptions of a couple of workers affected by the failures of antitrust law. Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2021 The company came under fire from the FTC earlier this year when the commission dubbed 7-Eleven’s $21 billion deal to acquire the Speedway chain of convenience stores from Marathon a violation of antitrust law. Dom Difurio, Dallas News, 28 Sep. 2021 American antitrust law has traditionally understood that acquisitions involving companies in the same supply chain (Grail uses Illumina’s devices) tend to unlock significant pro-consumer efficiencies. Joshua D. Wright, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of antitrust

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of antitrust was in 1888

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“Antitrust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antitrust. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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antitrust

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of antitrust

: protecting against unfair business practices that limit competition or control prices

antitrust

adjective
an·​ti·​trust | \ ˌan-tē-ˈtrəst, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antitrust (audio) \

Legal Definition of antitrust

: of, relating to, or being legislation against or opposition to business trusts or combinations specifically : consisting of laws to protect trade and commerce from unlawful restraints and monopolies or unfair business practices — see also Clayton Antitrust Act and Sherman Antitrust Act

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