antitrust

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

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

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The companies have also been trying to hire experienced Washington insiders, as well as experts who understand antitrust issues. Cat Zakrzewski, Washington Post, "The Technology 202: Google's lobbying shake-up signals its readying for Washington battle," 14 June 2019 And following the House’s new investigation into antitrust and big tech companies. Casey Tolan, The Mercury News, "When it comes to jabbing @realDonaldTrump on Twitter, Buttigieg and Swalwell could not be more different," 13 June 2019 Regulators have stepped up scrutiny of possible antitrust behavior. latimes.com, "Pelosi snubs Zuckerberg as Congress rachets up tech scrutiny," 12 June 2019 Many of the presidential candidates have embraced the idea of breaking up Facebook on antitrust grounds. Tal Kopan, SFChronicle.com, "Facebook’s Zuckerberg reached out to Pelosi over doctored video," 11 June 2019 The lawsuit is an unusual step by state officials ahead of a decision by federal antitrust authorities. Tali Arbel And Mae Anderson, chicagotribune.com, "States try to halt $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile merger with lawsuit," 11 June 2019 The lawsuit is an unusual step by state officials ahead of a decision by federal antitrust authorities. Mae Anderson, The Denver Post, "Colorado among states suing to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal," 11 June 2019 The lawsuit is an unusual step by state officials ahead of a decision by federal antitrust authorities. Tali Arbel And Mae Anderson, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan joins lawsuit to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal," 11 June 2019 The law would exempt the publishers from antitrust rules for four years, protecting publishers from charges of price collusion. Cecilia Kang, BostonGlobe.com, "House opens tech antitrust inquiry with look at news media," 11 June 2019

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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

adjective

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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