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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

In the business sense, borrowed from German Kartell, first used by Eugen Richter in 1871 in the Reichstag. In the political sense, which was the vehicle for this metaphor, the English sense as the German sense was borrowed from French cartel in the sixteenth-century, from Italian cartello, diminutive of carta (card, page), from Latin charta.

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NounEdit

cartel (plural cartels)

  1. (economics) A group of businesses or nations that collude to limit competition within an industry or market.
    drug cartel
    car cartel
  2. (historical, politics) A combination of political groups (notably parties) for common action.
  3. (historical) A written letter of defiance or challenge.
  4. (historical, law) An official agreement concerning the exchange of prisoners.
    • 1852, Washington Irving, Tales from the Alhambra:
      He then sent down a flag of truce in military style, proposing a cartel or exchange of prisoners – the corporal for the notary.
  5. (historical, nautical) A ship used to negotiate with an enemy in time of war, and to exchange prisoners.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian cartello.

NounEdit

cartel m (plural cartels)

  1. A cartel

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /karˈtel/, [karˈt̪el]
  • Rhymes: -el

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Occitan cartel.

NounEdit

cartel m (plural carteles)

  1. poster, placard, bill, banner
  2. lineup, billing

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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

cartel m (plural carteles)

  1. (Colombia) Alternative form of cártel

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