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 In addition to its U.S. antitrust lawsuit, Google is facing down an investigation opened by a foreign monopoly-buster, the Competition Commission of India. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "What if Apple’s new Mac chips are trash?," 10 Nov. 2020 The Supreme Court turned away an appeal by the National Football League and AT&T Inc.’s DirecTV subsidiary that sought dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit challenging their exclusive Sunday Ticket package of football telecasts. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "Supreme Court Won’t Hear NFL, DirecTV Appeal Seeking Dismissal of Antitrust Suit," 2 Nov. 2020 Google's results are particularly awkward given that the US Justice Department has brought a huge antitrust lawsuit against the company. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "Big Tech is strengthening its hold on the US economy," 30 Oct. 2020 This gives them significant power as the access point to potentially massive numbers of users, which has been the core issue underlying past antitrust actions against major tech companies such as Microsoft in the late 1990s. Hemant K. Bhargava, The Conversation, "Google antitrust case suggests Apple should be in the Department of Justice’s crosshairs too," 29 Oct. 2020 Those would be more notable antitrust actions than seen from the US government in a while, but Stager believes the case is there. Tom Simonite, Wired, "The Tech Antitrust Problem No One Is Talking About," 29 Oct. 2020 McCarty's resignation comes as Texas is involved in a landmark antitrust lawsuit brought with other states and the U.S. Department of Justice against Google. Jake Bleiberg, Star Tribune, "Another lawyer who accused Texas AG of crimes resigns," 26 Oct. 2020 After months of speculation, the Justice Department officially filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google on Tuesday. Benzinga, Detroit Free Press, "Jobless claims, Tesla gains are something to smile about but still no stimulus," 25 Oct. 2020 Alphabet shares rose as investors appeared to shrug off the filing of a federal antitrust lawsuit. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Oct. 16-22," 23 Oct. 2020

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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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23 Nov 2020

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“Antitrust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antitrust. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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antitrust

adjective
How to pronounce antitrust (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of antitrust

law : 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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