restraint of trade

Definitions of "restraint of trade"
  1. An action or circumstance that limits or obstructs the unhindered flow of commerce or business
  2. A deliberate intervention seeking to eliminate or stifle competition, monopolize a field of business, manipulate prices, or in any way impede the natural progression of trade and commerce based on economic dynamics
How to use "restraint of trade" in a sentence
  1. The new regulations could potentially serve as a restraint of trade, limiting the ability for businesses to compete freely.
  2. The lawsuit alleged that the company's practices were a restraint of trade, attempting to stifle competition in the market.
  3. Officials are investigating the corporate merger for possible restraint of trade, which could affect market prices.

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