Definition of Cartel

1. Noun. 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"

Exact synonyms: Combine, Corporate Trust, Trust
Generic synonyms: Consortium, Pool, Syndicate
Specialized synonyms: Drug Cartel, Oil Cartel
Derivative terms: Combine



Definition of Cartel

1. n. An agreement between belligerents for the exchange of prisoners.

2. v. t. To defy or challenge.

Definition of Cartel

1. Noun. A group of businesses or nations that collude to limit competition within an industry or market. ¹

2. Noun. A combination of political groups (notably parties) for common action ¹

3. Noun. A written letter of defiance or challenge. ¹

4. Noun. An official agreement concerning the exchange of prisoners. ¹

5. Noun. (nautical) A ship used to negotiate with an enemy in time of war, and to exchange prisoners. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cartel

1. a business organization [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cartel

cart horse
cart off
cart stall
cart track
carta
cartable
cartage
cartages
cartas
cartbote
carte
carte blanche
carte de visite
carte du jour
carted
cartel (current term)
cartelise
cartelised
cartelises
cartelising
cartelization
cartelizations
cartelize
cartelized
cartelizes
cartelizing
cartels
carteolol
carter
carters

Literary usage of Cartel

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1. The Law of Nations Considered as Independent Political Communities by Sir Travers Twiss (1875)
"The cartel of 1813, between Great Britain cartel and the United States, provided that American Agents might reside at Halifax and other places, ..."

2. Draft Outlines of an International Code by David Dudley Field (1876)
"Breach of cartel. 832. A cartel may be terminated by either party, whenever violated by ... cartel ships. • 833. A cartel ship is one actually engaged by a ..."

3. The Elements of International Law: With an Account of Its Origin, Sources by George Breckenridge Davis, Gordon Edward Sherman (1915)
"The use of what are known as " cartel ships " in the conveyance of prisoners ... cartel ships, while so employed, are exempt from capture by cruisers of the ..."

4. A Manual of Naval Prize Law by Sir Godfrey Lushington (1866)
"cartel. 275. Vessels actually engaged in cartel service are exempt from Detention, ... cartel Vessels ought to be furnished with a Pass from a Commissary of ..."

5. International Law; Or, Rules Regulating the Intercourse of States in Peace by Henry Wager Halleck (1861)
"A cartel ship, is a vessel commissioned for the exchange or ransom of ... It is, therefore, said by high authority, that cartel ships cannot be too narrowly ..."

6. Halleck's International Law, Or, Rules Regulating the Intercourse of States by Henry Wager Halleck (1893)
"A cartel ship is a vessel commissioned for the ex- cartel change or ransom of ... It is, therefore, said by high authority, that cartel ships cannot be .too ..."

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