- 1An arrangement by a group of workers to limit output or restrict the entry of new workers in order to protect their own interests.More example sentences
- He called on the Government to confront vested interests by tackling restrictive practices among the professions and to introduce interim price controls.
- The report highlighted restrictive practices among lawyers, accountants and architects.
- Eleven years ago, the authority's predecessor, the Fair Trade Commission, issued the first major report on restrictive practices in the legal profession.
- 1.1An arrangement in industry or trade that restricts competition between firms.More example sentences
- Time after time they find that higher prices prevail where there is a lack of competition and where restrictive practices are rife.
- In the past, distributors tried to maximise profits by imposing a number of restrictive practices on the cinema industry.
- Trade disputes reached a peak in the 1980s, with each side accusing the other of a range of restrictive practices and protectionism, especially in the areas of agriculture and governmental procurement policies.