monopolistic monopolistic  /mə ˌnɑ pə ˈlɪ stɪk/


  • (adj) having exclusive control over a commercial activity by possession or legal grant


  1. Telmex and America Movil deny they've engaged in any monopolistic practices and have pledged that the commission's probe will bear that out.
  2. The department's Antitrust Division was investigating the online service industry West dominated for alleged monopolistic practices.
  3. But the journalism schools and newspapers in this country are totally monopolistic.


  1. The Microsoft breakup that never happened

    Computerworld - Thomas P. Jackson, the former federal judge who in 2000 ruled that Microsoft should be split into two companies as punishment for monopolistic business practices, died Saturday at his Maryland home. He was 76.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Computerworld

  2. Letter: Some Aspen monopoly perspective

    Regarding “Monopoly on hospital surgical services called in to question” (Aspen Daily News, June 11) and “Concerned residents fill boardroom at hospital” (The Aspen Times, June 11), for those who favor breaking up a monopolistic Aspen Valley Hospital exclusive contract for surgical services, having competition and having the surgeon of your choice, I advise you whip out the “Aspen/Kodak Rule ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Aspen Times


  1. "They have an uphill battle in front of them, because the EU is determined to hold Microsoft accountable for what it feels to be monopolistic and bullying tendencies," DiDio said.
    on Jun 7, 2004 By: Laura DiDio Source: E-Commerce Times

  2. "I regard this title as a badge of honor - recognizing my relentless fights against big tobacco, air polluters, environmental law breakers and monopolistic predators," Blumenthal said.
    on Apr 9, 2007 By: Richard Blumenthal Source:

  3. "We are bitterly disappointed, but we're not giving up yet. It's simply a bad deal for the industry and registrants everywhere," said Bob Parsons, CEO and Founder of "The fact that this monopolistic deal was approved is a loud...
    on Mar 1, 2006 By: Bob Parsons Source: PR Newswire (press release)

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