Monopoly

Mo*nop"o*ly

(?), n.;
pl. Monopolies (#).
[L. monopolium, Gr. , ; mo`nos alone + to sell.] 1. The exclusive power, or privilege of selling a commodity; the exclusive power, right, or privilege of dealing in some article, or of trading in some market; sole command of the traffic in anything, however obtained; as, the proprietor of a patented article is given a monopoly of its sale for a limited time; chartered trading companies have sometimes had a monopoly of trade with remote regions; a combination of traders may get a monopoly of a particular product.
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Raleigh held a monopoly of cards, Essex a monopoly of sweet wines.
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2. Exclusive possession; as, a monopoly of land.
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If I had a monopoly out, they would have part on 't.
Shak.
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3. The commodity or other material thing to which the monopoly relates; as, tobacco is a monopoly in France. [Colloq.]
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