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.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      He is cowed at the very idea of a cartel.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society, 2006, p.22:
      Xerxes whipped the Sea, and writ a cartell of defiance to the hill Athos.
  4. An official agreement concerning the exchange of prisoners.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wilhelm to this entry?)
  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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Spanish[edit]

See also: cártel

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cartel m (plural carteles)

  1. A poster, placard, bill, banner

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