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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The Federal Trade Commission has been conducting its own competition probe of Big Tech, as has the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust. Washington Post, "As feds loom, states hit Facebook, Google with new probes," 8 Sep. 2019 Leading another investigation is Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.), chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust, commercial and administrative law. Reed Albergotti, oregonlive, "How Apple uses its App Store to copy the best ideas," 6 Sep. 2019 The Federal Trade Commission has been conducting its own competition probe of Big Tech, as has the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust. Marcy Gordon, chicagotribune.com, "States hit Facebook and Google with new antitrust investigations, even as federal probes are ongoing," 6 Sep. 2019 Leading another investigation is Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust, commercial and administrative law. Reed Albergotti, Anchorage Daily News, "How Apple uses its App Store to copy the best ideas of others," 5 Sep. 2019 Khan had worked for Open Markets, a think tank at the New America Foundation, in Washington, D.C., studying antitrust in different industries, including agriculture and airlines. Sheelah Kolhatkar, The New Yorker, "How Elizabeth Warren Came Up with a Plan to Break Up Big Tech," 20 Aug. 2019 The alleged antitrust problem with the Sunday Ticket Antitrust law is designed to ensure that competing businesses—such as NFL franchises—actually compete, rather than conspire. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Why DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket Might Be Illegal Under Antitrust Law," 14 Aug. 2019 Quartz ideas editor Georgia Frances King asks Tim O’Reilly to elaborate on his insightful think piece about antitrust in the digital-marketplace age. Georgia Frances King, Quartz, "Watch: Our video conference call with Tim O’Reilly on antitrust in the Big Tech age," 6 Aug. 2019 On July 31, in response to AdventHealth’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, a Volusia County Circuit Court judge dismissed Mid Florida’s breach of contract allegations but allowed antitrust and unfair trade practices claims to proceed. Naseem S. Miller, orlandosentinel.com, "AdventHealth sued for anti-competitive practices in Volusia, Flagler," 6 Aug. 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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