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Definition of

public monopoly


when government is sole supplier of good a situation of limited competition in the public sector, usually relating to nationalized industries

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Definitions of ’public monopoly’ and meaning of ’public monopoly’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’public monopoly’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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