trustbuster
noun Date: 1903 one who seeks to break up business trusts; specifically a federal official who prosecutes trusts under the antitrust laws • trust-busting noun

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  • trustbuster — UK US (also trust buster, trust buster) /ˈtrʌstˌbʌstər/ noun [C] INFORMAL LAW, FINANCE ► a person or organization that works to prevent illegal arrangements between companies: »He was hired as a federal trustbuster by the Justice Department.… …   Financial and business terms

  • trustbuster — trust·bust·er / trəst ˌbəs tər/ n: one and esp. a federal officer who seeks to break up trusts by prosecution under the antitrust laws trust–bust·ing / tiŋ/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • trustbuster — [trust′bus΄tər] n. a person, esp. a federal official, who seeks to dissolve corporate trusts through the vigorous enforcement of antitrust laws trustbusting n …   English World dictionary

  • trustbuster — /trust bus teuhr/, n. a federal official who seeks to dissolve business trusts, esp. through vigorous application of antitrust regulations. [1900 05, Amer.; TRUST + BUSTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • trustbuster — noun A person or entity responsible for breaking up trusts or monopolies …   Wiktionary

  • trustbuster — n. governmental official who breaks up trusts, one who breaks up associations of companies who have banded together in order to reduce competition (Business) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trustbuster — noun informal, chiefly US a person or agency employed to enforce antitrust legislation …   English new terms dictionary

  • trustbuster — trust•bust•er [[t]ˈtrʌstˌbʌs tər[/t]] n. gov a federal official who seeks to dissolve business trusts, esp. through vigorous application of antitrust regulations • Etymology: 1900–05, amer. trust′bust ing, n …   From formal English to slang

  • trustbuster — noun a federal agent who engages in trust busting • Hypernyms: ↑agent, ↑federal agent …   Useful english dictionary

  • trustbusting — trustbuster UK US (also trust buster, trust buster) /ˈtrʌstˌbʌstər/ noun [C] INFORMAL LAW, FINANCE ► a person or organization that works to prevent illegal arrangements between companies: »He was hired as a federal trustbuster by the Justice… …   Financial and business terms

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