Definition for MO-NOP'O-LIST, or MO-NOP-O-LIZ-ER

MO-NOP'O-LIST, or MO-NOP-O-LIZ-ER, n. [Sp. and It. monopolista. See Monopolize.]

One that monopolizes; a person who engrosses a commodity by purchasing the whole of that article in market for the purpose of selling at an advanced price; or one who has a license or privilege granted by authority, for the sole buying or selling of any commodity. The man who retains in his hands his own produce or manufacture, is not a monopolist within the meaning of the laws for preventing monopolies.

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