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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.
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Cartel Entertainment is pleased to announce that Steven Hawthorne has joined the company as the Head of Global Business Development, bringing with him over 20 years experience in foreign business and representation, combined with a wealth of European and International media contacts and internationally renowned talent.
For example, in 2005, OFAC identified nine companies linked to the Arriola Marquez brothers, traffickers with connections to Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, and the Carrillo Fuentes family of the Juarez Cartel.
The trial judge concluded that although a number of the price fixing arrangements alleged by the ACCC were established which may have had an effect on prices in Australia, the cartel conduct did not take place in a market in Australia in which the airlines were competing, as was required by the Act at the time.
Their cartel, known as the ABL, is responsible for arms and drug trafficking to and from the United States as well as kidnapping, murder and torture in Mexico.
This new administration has engaged in campaign ploys--like the stillborn Gendarmeria Nacional program--and media spin, downplaying the extent of the cartel threat, to further its public image and Machiavellian agendas for the benefit of the PRI now once again in power.
Citizens have challenged the dominance of a pseudo-religious drug cartel that officials themselves have been unable to uproot.