cartel

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From French cartel, from Italian cartello, diminutive of carta ‎(card, page), from Latin charta.

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cartel ‎(plural cartels)

  1. A group of businesses or nations that collude to limit competition within an industry or market.
  2. A combination of political groups (notably parties) for common action.
  3. A written letter of defiance or challenge.
  4. An official agreement concerning the exchange of prisoners.
    • 1852, Washington Irving, Tales from the Alhambra:
      He then sent down a flag of truce in military style, proposing a cartel or exchange of prisoners – the corporal for the notary.
  5. (nautical) A ship used to negotiate with an enemy in time of war, and to exchange prisoners.

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French[edit]

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From Italian cartello

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cartel m ‎(plural cartels)

  1. A cartel

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cartel m ‎(plural carteles)

  1. poster, placard, bill, banner
  2. (Colombia) Alternative form of cártel

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