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One that seeks to prosecute or dissolve business trusts.

trust′bust′ing adj. & n.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) informal US a person who seeks the dissolution of corporate trusts, esp a federal official who prosecutes trusts under the antitrust laws
ˈtrustˌbusting n


(ˈtrʌstˌbʌs tər)

a federal official who seeks to dissolve business trusts, esp. through vigorous application of antitrust regulations.
[1900–05, Amer.]
trust′bust`ing, n.
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Noun1.trustbuster - a federal agent who engages in trust bustingtrustbuster - a federal agent who engages in trust busting
federal agent, agent - any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
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