Laws passed in the United States, especially between 1890 and 1915, to prevent large business corporations, called trusts, from combining into monopolies to restrict competition. The laws were instituted to encourage free enterprise. (See also trust busting.)
Note: The enforcement of antitrust laws has been inconsistent.
Note: Although the Bell Telephone system was declared a monopoly and forced to break up, huge corporations continue to merge.
antitrypsin antitrypsin an·ti·tryp·sin (ān’tē-trĭp’sĭn, ān’tī-) n. A serum protein that inhibits the activity of trypsin and other proteolytic enzymes.
- Antitrypsin deficiency
antitrypsin deficiency antitrypsin deficiency n. An inherited deficiency of a trypsin-inhibiting serum protein, that may increase one’s susceptibility to emphysema and cirrhosis.
antitryptic antitryptic an·ti·tryp·tic (ān’tē-trĭp’tĭk, ān’tī-) or an·ti·tryp·sic (-trĭp’sĭk) adj. Having the properties of antitrypsin.
something that is foreshadowed by a type or symbol, as a New Testament event prefigured in the Old Testament. Historical Examples We should expect, then, an antitypical fulfillment of these conditions. The Harp of God J. F. Rutherford Cortes progress through the streets of Iztapalapan was antitypical of the grander reception awaiting him in Tenochtitlan. […]