combination in restraint of trade

combination in restraint of trade
combination in re·straint of trade: any monopoly or attempt at monopoly or any contract, combination, or conspiracy intended to restrain trade or commerce that violates the anti-trust laws see also sherman antitrust act in the important laws section

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

combination in restraint of trade
An illegal compact between two or more persons to unjustly restrict competition and monopolize commerce in goods or services by controlling their production, distribution, and price or through other unlawful means.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


combination in restraint of trade
An illegal compact between two or more persons to unjustly restrict competition and monopolize commerce in goods or services by controlling their production, distribution, and price or through other unlawful means.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • general restraint of trade — A restraint which constitutes a monopoly or unlawful restraint of trade. Not necessarily a complete monopoly. Any con tract or combination to the end of a complete monopoly and to the deprivation of the public of the advantages which flow from… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • combination — The union or association of two or more persons for the attainment of some common end. Albrecht v. Herald Co., C.A.Mo., 367 F.2d 517, 523. See joint venture. As used in criminal context, means a conspiracy or confederation for unlawful or violent …   Black's law dictionary

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  • combination — combinational, adj. /kom beuh nay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of combining or the state of being combined. 2. a number of things combined: a combination of ideas. 3. something formed by combining: A chord is a combination of notes. 4. an alliance of… …   Universalium

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