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restraint of trade Syllabification: re·straint of trade

Definition of restraint of trade in English:


Action that interferes with free competition in a market.
Example sentences
  • The original Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890 forbade any action that was a ‘conspiracy in restraint of trade or commerce among the several States or with foreign nations.’
  • Therefore, to ensure that markets work effectively, regulation is needed to prevent collective and individual monopolies from operating in restraint of trade.
  • ‘Antitrust laws apply to any restraint of trade,’ Donovan explains.
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