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noun as in something held, owned exclusively

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The Open Markets Institute, a nonprofit group that advocates against corporate monopolies, released a paper Monday criticizing Amazon’s employee surveillance practices.

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Microsoft was legally found to be a monopoly 20 years ago, in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act, and ordered broken into two companies.

That system is currently owned by San Diego Gas and Electric, which enjoyed an energy monopoly in the region until recently.

Because SDG&E is an energy monopoly in our city, they can do what they want and have proven to put their profits over our city’s best interests.

Another article from 2007 talking about how MySpace had an unbreakable monopoly in terms of social networking.

Most of the vendors were, like this woman, honorary Jews for the night, not that Jews have a monopoly on potato pancakes.

For decades, these two industrial brewers have basked in a sort of shared-monopoly over the Panamanian beer racket.

Mattson says the government bogarts this stuff, gathered at taxpayer expense, and maintains “a monopoly on the data.”

Ma wrote online, “Let the users decide who wins the game, not monopoly and power.”

And lest you be deceived, primary elections are no partisan monopoly.

In 1622 a monopoly of the importation of tobacco was granted to the Virginia and Somers Island, companies.

He continued its sale, however, as a kingly monopoly, allowing only those to engage in it who paid him for the privilege.

From its first cultivation in these countries it has been a government monopoly.

Let it be observed also that we have hitherto been speaking as if all things were produced under a monopoly.

It is the one which is sometimes called in books on economics the case of an unique monopoly.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to monopoly, such as: cartel, holding, ownership, patent, trust, and consortium.

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