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monopoly

(Encyclopedia) monopoly mənōp´əlē [key], market condition in which there is only one seller of a certain commodity; by virtue of the long-run control over supply, such a seller is able…

oligopoly

(Encyclopedia) oligopoly: see monopoly .

engrossing

(Encyclopedia) engrossing, in English law, practice of acquiring a monopoly of goods in order to sell them at an inflated price. The offense was ordinarily limited to monopolies of…

Charles River Bridge Case

(Encyclopedia) Charles River Bridge Case, decided in 1837 by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Charles River Bridge Company had been granted (1785) a charter by the state of Massachusetts to…

orphan drug

(Encyclopedia) orphan drug, drug developed under the U.S. Orphan Drug Act (1983) to treat a disease that affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. The orphan drug law…

Muscovy Company

(Encyclopedia) Muscovy Company mŭs´kəvē [key] or Russia Company, first major English joint-stock trading company. It began in 1553 as a group supporting exploration of a…

Ghazipur

(Encyclopedia) Ghazipur gä´zēpo͝or˝ [key], town (1991 pop. 76,547), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India, on the Ganges River. A district administrative center, Ghazipur is the…

Douglas, Clifford Hugh

(Encyclopedia) Douglas, Clifford Hugh, 1879–1952, English engineer and social economist, educated at Cambridge. Author of the economic theory of Social Credit , he became (1935)…

Laclede, Pierre

(Encyclopedia) Laclede, Pierre pyĕr läklĕd´ [key], c.1724–1778, French pioneer in the United States. His surname was Liguest, but he adopted the name Pierre Laclede. He went to New…

Lloyd, Henry Demarest

(Encyclopedia) Lloyd, Henry Demarest, 1847–1903, American reformer, b. New York City. He was on the editorial staff of the Chicago Tribune from 1872 to 1885 but resigned to study…