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 have already raised concerns about potential antitrust and privacy violations, showing more willingness than Republicans to regulate an industry viewed as an engine of economic growth. Casey Newton, The Verge, "How Kevin Hart tweeted himself out of a job hosting the Oscars," 8 Dec. 2018 The Justice Department antitrust officials already gave a nod to Cigna Corp.’s acquisition of Express Scripts Holding Co. , which also brings together a major health insurer with a pharmacy-benefit manager. Allison Prang, WSJ, "Aetna to Sell Medicare Part D Drug Business to WellCare Health," 27 Sep. 2018 Already, its antitrust officials have effectively killed the $44 billion effort by Qualcomm, the semiconductor company, to buy a Dutch chipmaker. Keith Bradsher, The Seattle Times, "China once looked tough on trade, but now its options are dwindling," 18 Sep. 2018 The issue here is that European competition regulators have hit big American technology companies with a series of large fines for violating antitrust law. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "A Wall Street Journal interview on trade shows Trump has no idea what he’s doing," 27 Nov. 2018 One reason Dollar General lost the contest for Family Dollar three years ago were antitrust concerns on the part of Family Dollar’s board. Sarah Nassauer, WSJ, "Dollar Tree’s $9 Billion Problem: Family Dollar Isn’t Paying Off," 5 Nov. 2018 The acquisition was temporarily held up because of an investigation by the European Union, which scrutinized the deal over potential antitrust concerns. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Apple completes Shazam acquisition, will make app ad-free for everyone," 24 Sep. 2018 The bidding war comes after AT&T bought Time Warner for $81 billion, after a federal judge rejected the government's antitrust concerns. Mae Anderson, chicagotribune.com, "Disney ups offer for Twenty-First Century Fox to more than $70.3B," 20 June 2018 The cable provider planned to approach Fox investors and has told the Justice Department of its interest, an early step in addressing potential antitrust concerns, according to a person familiar with the matter. Fortune, "Comcast Offers $65 Billion for Fox in Bidding War With Disney," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of antitrust

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- \

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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