cartel cartel  /kɑr ˈtɛl/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Now that Pablo Escobar is behind bars, the Cali cartel controls the lucrative -- and deadly -- business of putting cocaine on America's streets.
  2. If the Cali cartel is to be attacked successfully, there must be pressure in Colombia.
  3. The drug-cartel origins of the money are now erased.

News

  1. Spud Cartel: Grocers Allege Potato Group Pumped Up Prices

    BOISE, Idaho - A U.S. wholesale grocer says America's potato farmers have run an illegal price-fixing cartel for a decade, driving up spud prices while spying on farmers with satellites and aircraft fly-overs to enforce strict limits on how many tubers
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  2. Alleged cartel member admits to killing 30 in US

    Everyone knows that smoking kills. But in the case of on confessed cartel hit man, it also helps catch killers.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fox News

  3. Cartel Quick, winner of Ruidoso Futurity, euthanized

    Cartel Quick, who won Sunday’s $750,000 Ruidoso Futurity for Quarter Horses at Ruidoso Downs, was euthanized Monday because of kidney failure, according to his owner, Sergio Enriquez.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

Quotes

  1. "I don't think it's going much lower, and it could go higher," McCain said on NBC's "Today Show." "I don't think so, not when you've got a finite supply, basically, and a cartel controlling it."
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: John McCain Source: amNewYork

  2. "The confessions and investigations so far are not sufficient to sort things out," Merkel said in a statement Friday. "All doping sinners now have the chance to be honest and break the cartel of silence, if they want to give their sport the...
    on May 25, 2007 By: Angela Merkel Source: Forbes

  3. "The cartel will have harmed businesses such as builders and plumbers and, ultimately, a large number of families," Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said in a statement.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Joaquin Almunia Source: Reuters

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