trustbuster

noun trust·bust·er \ ˈtrəs(t)-ˌbə-stər \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of trustbuster

: one who seeks to break up business trusts; specifically : a federal official who prosecutes trusts under the antitrust laws

trust-busting

play \ˈtrəs(t)-ˌbə-stiŋ\ noun

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First Known Use of trustbuster

1893

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trustbuster

noun trust·bust·er \ ˈtrəst-ˌbəs-tər \

legal Definition of trustbuster

: one and especially a federal officer who seeks to break up trusts by prosecution under the antitrust laws

trust-busting

play \-tiŋ\ noun

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