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Definitions of monopolist

  1. someone who monopolizes the means of producing or selling something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One who monopolizes; one who has a monopoly; one who favors monopoly. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One who, alone, or with others, takes complete possession or control of any interest, or any branch of trade, commerce, transportation, or production. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. One who possesses a monopoly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. One who has obtained the exclusive power to trade in a certain article, or who has the command of the market. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for monopolist

  1. Despite the promises made to private firms that early sought to open up business in its land, the Government itself has become a great trading corporation, with monopolist rights which close great regions to private traders and subject the natives to vexatious burdens. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  2. If a monopolist secures unearned profits, there is injustice. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson