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car·tel

 (kär-tĕl′)
n.
1. A combination of independent business organizations formed to regulate production, pricing, and marketing of goods by the members.
2. An official agreement between governments at war, especially one concerning the exchange of prisoners.
3. A group of parties, factions, or nations united in a common cause; a bloc.

[German Kartell, from French cartel, from Italian cartello, placard, from Medieval Latin cartellus, charter, diminutive of Latin charta, carta, paper made from papyrus; see card1.]

cartel

(kɑːˈtɛl)
n
1. (Economics) Also called: trust a collusive international association of independent enterprises formed to monopolize production and distribution of a product or service, control prices, etc
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) politics an alliance of parties or interests to further common aims
[C20: from German Kartell, from French, from Italian cartello a written challenge, public notice, diminutive of carta card1]

car•tel

(kɑrˈtɛl)

n.
1. an international syndicate, formed esp. to control prices and output in some field of business.
2. an association of political groups acting as a unit toward a common goal.
3. a written agreement between belligerents, esp. for the exchange of prisoners.
[1550–60; < Middle French < Italian cartello letter of defiance, poster, derivative of cart(a) sheet of paper]
car•tel′ize, v.i., v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.

cartel

An association of independent businesses organized to control prices and production, eliminate competition, and reduce the cost of doing business.

Cartel

 political or economic combination between parties or business organizations; hence, the parties themselves. See also combine, syndicate.

cartel

A group of firms within an industry who collude against competition to regulate prices and/or output to their own advantage.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cartel - a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or servicecartel - a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"
consortium, syndicate, pool - an association of companies for some definite purpose
drug cartel - an illicit cartel formed to control the production and distribution of narcotic drugs; "drug cartels sometimes finance terrorist organizations"
oil cartel - a cartel of companies or nations formed to control the production and distribution of oil

cartel

noun
1. A combination of businesses closely interconnected for common profit:
2. A group of individuals united in a common cause:
3. An association, especially of nations for a common cause:
Translations
kartel
קרטל

cartel

[kɑːˈtel] N (Comm) → cartel m

cartel

[kɑːrˈtɛl] n [companies] → cartel mcart horse ncheval m de trait

cartel

nKartell nt

cartel

[kɑːˈtɛl] n (Comm) → cartello
References in classic literature ?
It is a formal letter of defiance,'' answered the Templar; ``but, by our Lady of Bethlehem, if it be not a foolish jest, it is the most extraordinary cartel that ever was sent across the drawbridge of a baronial castle.
uf has not recovered his temper since his late overthrow,'' said De Bracy to the Templar; ``he is cowed at the very idea of a cartel, though it come but from a fool and a swineherd.
Indignant as he was at this impertinence, there was something so exquisitely absurd in such a cartel of defiance, that Nicholas was obliged to bite his lip and read the note over two or three times before he could muster sufficient gravity and sternness to address the hostile messenger, who had not taken his eyes from the ceiling, nor altered the expression of his face in the slightest degree.
But of all there were none he liked so well as those of the famous Feliciano de Silva's composition, for their lucidity of style and complicated conceits were as pearls in his sight, particularly when in his reading he came upon courtships and cartels, where he often found passages like "the reason of the unreason with which my reason is afflicted so weakens my reason that with reason I murmur at your beauty;" or again, "the high heavens, that of your divinity divinely fortify you with the stars, render you deserving of the desert your greatness deserves.
I would have you bear this in mind, and give great heed to it that you may bring me word of all cartels, challenges, wrongs, tyrannies, infamies, and wronging of damsels.
Deputy Head of FAS Andrey Tsyganov emphasized: We understand perfectly well that 220 countries of the world cannot propose simultaneously that we wish to counter international cartels.
In addition to conspiring in unambiguously illegal cartel activity, American firms sometimes participated in international cartels through so-called export cartels.
Se dice cartel, se comporta como cartel, tira bala como cartel, vende droga como cartel y bloquea calles como cartel .
It refused to rip down its import controls over garlic, which the stinking cartel used to strangle supply and bloat the price.
The main tools used by national competition authorities and the European Commission for cartel detection is the leniency policy, complaints and external information.
Informes de inteligencia proporcionados a Proceso por autoridades de Estados Unidos y Mexico revelan que el Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion, que dirige Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, El Mencho, se alio con integrantes del grupo La Linea--los antiguos aliados del Cartel de Sinaloa que operan en Chihuahua--y ahora es la organizacion mas poderosa en Chihuahua.
But it turns out that other OPEC cartel members are successfully undercutting the Saudis' attempts to capture and keep more of those markets that are closer to home.