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Another word for monopoly

  1. Exclusive control or possession

      1. A threatening or embarrassing position from which escape is difficult:
      2. The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner:
      3. A corner kick in soccer.
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Another word for monopoly

      1. An industrial or business combination, now illegal in the U.S., in which management and control of the member corporations are vested in a single board of trustees, who are thus able to control a market, absorb or eliminate competition, fix prices, etc.
      2. (Law) An arrangement by which property is put under the ownership and control of a person (trustee) who bears the responsibility of administering it for the benefit of another (beneficiary)
      3. Firm belief in the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing; confidence or reliance:
      1. A threatening or embarrassing position from which escape is difficult:
      2. The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner:
      3. A corner kick in soccer.
      1. The office, position, or jurisdiction of a syndic or body of syndics.
      2. An association of people or firms formed to promote a common interest or carry out a business enterprise.
      3. An association of individuals or corporations formed to carry out some large-scale project requiring much capital
      1. A combination of independent business organizations formed to regulate production, pricing, and marketing of goods by the members.
      2. An official agreement between governments at war, especially one concerning the exchange of prisoners.
      3. An association of industrialists, business firms, etc. for establishing a national or international monopoly by price fixing, ownership of controlling stock, etc.; trust
      1. The act or an instance of merging:
      2. (Economics) The legal union of two or more corporations into a single entity, typically assets and liabilities being assumed by the buying party.
      3. (Law) An absorption of a lesser estate, contract, criminal offense, right, or liability into a succeeding larger one, resulting in the extinction of the former.
      1. Control of a commodity or service in a given market by a small number of companies or suppliers
      2. A market condition in which sellers are so few that the actions of any one of them will materially affect price and have a measurable impact on competitors.
      1. A combination of business firms for creating a monopoly in a particular market; trust
      2. A group of journalists who cover an event and then by agreement share their reports with participating news media:
      3. Swimming pool
      1. (Countable) Such an exclusive right as it pertains to one or more specific works.
      2. (Uncountable) The right by law to be the entity which determines who may publish, copy and distribute a piece of writing, music, picture or other work of authorship.
      1. A grant made by a government that confers upon the creator of an invention the sole right to make, use, and sell that invention for a set period of time.
      2. The thing protected by such a right; patented article or process
      3. An official document open to public examination and granting a certain right or privilege; letters patent; esp., a document granting the exclusive right to produce, sell, or get profit from an invention, process, etc. for a specific number of years
      1. An action or condition that tends to prevent free competition in business, as the creation of a monopoly or the limiting of a market.
      2. (Law) An agreement that prevents fair competition on the open market, such as an agreement by one party to hire a second party to work within a profession on the condition that the second party will not compete against the first.

Synonym Study

  • A corner is a temporary speculative monopoly of some stock or commodity for the purpose of raising the price
  • A syndicate is now usually a group of bankers, corporations, etc. organized to buy large blocks of securities, afterward selling them in small parcels to the public at a profit
  • Cartel , the European term for a trust, now usually implies an international trust
  • Trust is a combination of corporations, organized for the purpose of gaining a monopoly, in which stock is turned over to trustees who issue stock certificates to the stockholders: trusts are now illegal in the U.S.
  • Monopoly applies to the exclusive control of a commodity or service in a given market, or control that makes possible the fixing of prices and the virtual elimination of competition