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n. pl. mo·nop·o·lies
1. Exclusive control by one group of the means of producing or selling a commodity or service: "Monopoly frequently ... arises from government support or from collusive agreements among individuals" (Milton Friedman).
a. A company, group, or individual having exclusive control over a commercial activity.
b. A commodity or service so controlled.
a. Exclusive possession or control: arrogantly claims to have a monopoly on the truth.
b. Something that is exclusively possessed or controlled: showed that scientific achievement is not a male monopoly.

[Latin monopōlium, from Greek monopōlion : mono-, mono- + pōlein, to sell; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

mo·nop′o·lism n.
mo·nop′o·list n.
mo·nop′o·lis′tic adj.
mo·nop′o·lis′ti·cal·ly adv.
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(məˈnɒp ə lɪst)

1. a person who has a monopoly.
2. an advocate of monopoly.
mo•nop`o•lis′tic, adj.
mo•nop`o•lis′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monopolist - someone who monopolizes the means of producing or selling something
selfish person - a person who is unusually selfish
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[məˈnɒpəlɪst] Nmonopolista mf
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nMonopolist(in) m(f)
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To everybody's surprise, the unselfish monopolist immediately reduced the price of spectacles to such a degree that a great and crushing burden was removed from the nation.
Such is the legend of the monopolist's once stately and sumptuous castle, now called the "Spectacular Ruin."
She has no right to be, but - well, you know, she is what you call a monopolist. She and I have been friends for many years."
At all events he was a Scandinavian of some sort, and a bloated monopolist to boot.
All these people, just like our spirit monopolists in old days, get their money in a way that gains them the contempt of everyone.
According to the tenor of the sentence, which the criers read aloud and incorrectly, two farmers of the revenues, monopolists of money, dilapidators of the royal provisions, extortioners, and forgers, were about to undergo capital punishment on the Place de Greve, with their names blazoned over their heads, according to their sentence.
Could a man be happier than I ought to be, sprung as I am from monopolists of all the sources and instruments of production--of land on the one side, and of machinery on the other?
The action plan includes measures on modernization of the judicial system, strengthening of public control over activities of police service, improvement of civil service, enhancing of accountability and public control of the quasi-public sector, removal of barriers to competition and prevention of monopolist abuse, establishing of a uniform standards for guaranteed social support for citizens, protection of their financial interests and etc.
'We should stop protecting the interests of antipoor, anticommuter taxi cartels and monopolist TNVS,' Marcos said in a statement on Sunday.
The CEO added that the company should not be a monopolist in oil refining and that he would analyze all current asset sales, including that of Liquigas, the report notes.
29, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Affordable Care Act Marketplace premiums increase more in areas with monopolist insurers, according to a study published in the August issue of Health Affairs.