antitrust

adjective
an·ti·trust | \ˌan-tē-ˈtrəst, 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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Some critics have even called on antitrust officials to break the company up. Hamza Shaban, BostonGlobe.com, "Facebook is shutting down its notorious ‘trending’ feature," 2 June 2018 Some critics have even called on antitrust officials to break the company up. Hamza Shaban, chicagotribune.com, "Facebook is shutting down its troubled 'trending' feature," 1 June 2018 The settlement came together after Justice Department antitrust officials pressed for significant divestitures to remedy the competition problems from combining the two companies. Fortune, "Bayer Wins U.S. Antitrust Approval for Its $66 Billion Takeover of Monsanto," 29 May 2018 Similarly, a 2001 government antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft forced the company to relinquish its internet browser monopoly, paving the way for competing products such as Chrome and Firefox. Jeremy C. Young, Houston Chronicle, "Why a boycott of Facebook is a bad idea," 1 Apr. 2018 Opposing the merger forced the federal antitrust regulators to argue against standing legal doctrine that favors mergers among companies that don't compete directly with each other. Marcy Gordon, chicagotribune.com, "Justice Department appealing judge's OK of AT&T-Time Warner merger," 12 July 2018 Meanwhile, Micron and its Korean rivals are still facing an investigation by a Chinese antitrust regulator. David Staats And Ian King, idahostatesman, "A Chinese court just retaliated against Boise's Micron. Here's why, and what it means," 5 July 2018 The region’s regulators have hit U.S. companies with hefty fines over antitrust violations, the mishandling of user data and the payment of taxes, but Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook have continued to grow and add customers. Adam Satariano, The Seattle Times, "Europe becomes world’s top tech watchdog as it enacts new digital privacy laws," 27 May 2018 In November 2017, the RMLC sued Global Music Rights for antitrust violations during its negotiations for a rate with the boutique PRO. Ed Christman, Billboard, "BMI, RMLC Can't Agree on Royalty, Head to Rate Court," 18 May 2018

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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- \

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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