antitrust (not comparable)
- (law) Opposed to or against the establishment or existence of trusts (monopolies), usually referring to legislation.
- The regulators used antitrust laws to block the merger, believing it would eliminate competition.
- 2014 March 15, “Turn it off”, in The Economist, volume 410, number 8878:
- If the takeover is approved, Comcast would control 20 of the top 25 cable markets, […]. Antitrust officials will need to consider Comcast’s status as a monopsony (a buyer with disproportionate power), when it comes to negotiations with programmers, whose channels it pays to carry.
opposed to or against the establishment or existence of trusts
- In the United States, laws that prohibit monopolies are called antitrust laws; in other parts of the world, such laws are generally referred to as antimonopoly laws or competition laws.