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

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If so, this will be of intense interest to antitrust regulators in the U.S. and EU, where Amazon’s stewardship of its marketplace is already under scrutiny. David Meyer, Fortune, "The Markets’ Fed Bet: CEO Daily," 17 Sep. 2019 Cicilline has said Congress and antitrust regulators wrongly allowed the big tech companies to regulate themselves, enabling them to operate out of control, dominating the internet and choking off online innovation and entrepreneurship. Marcy Gordon, USA TODAY, "Congress asks Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon for documents in Big Tech bipartisan probe," 13 Sep. 2019 The panel asked Facebook about its purchases of the WhatsApp chat platform and the Instagram photo app, which were both approved by federal antitrust regulators. Bloomberg News, The Mercury News, "Lawmakers ask Apple, Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon to turn over records," 13 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, the Justice Department has sent a civil investigative demand to Google seeking information on its prior dealings with antitrust regulators, the search giant said last week. Brian Fung, CNN, "FTC ramping up its Big Tech antitrust investigations," 11 Sep. 2019 Airline-booking software is the kind of back-office technology that seems like the last thing to attract the attention of antitrust regulators. Wired, "Why the Feds Want to Block a Flight-Booking Software Deal," 4 Sep. 2019 The restaurant industry has asked India’s antitrust regulators to block the in-house brands. New York Times, "India’s Restaurants Rebel Against Food Delivery Apps," 29 Aug. 2019 The Justice Department challenge would follow concerns raised by the U.K.'s antitrust regulator on Friday. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Justice Department might try to block Southlake travel firm Sabre's deal with rival," 16 Aug. 2019 The last time American antitrust regulators lasered in on a big tech company — Microsoft, two decades ago — Silicon Valley cheered. Owen Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "With Washington watching, will Facebook and Google keep buying startups?," 14 Aug. 2019

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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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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