1 The company has a virtual monopoly in this area of trade.
2 A university education shouldn't be the monopoly of the minority whose parents are rich.
3 In the past central government had a monopoly on television broadcasting.
4 This Act of Parliament guaranteed solicitors a monopoly on particular legal services.
5 They are demanding an end to the Communist Party's monopoly of power.
6 The government is determined to protect its tobacco monopoly.
7 While Russia has been keen to maintain its pipeline monopoly, the US has promoted routes which, as far as possible, are free from its rivals' control.
8 A speculative monopoly of a stock or commodity created by purchasing all or most of the available supply in order to raise its price.
9 While copyright protects the expression of an idea, a patent is a state granted monopoly on the idea itself.