n. exclusive control or possession of something; domination
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.
Sentence in Classic:
He mentioned that there was an opportunity for a great amalgamation and monopoly of the corn and seed trade on those premises, if enlarged, such as had never occurred before in that or any other neighborhood.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
All enjoyments for some, all privations for the rest, that is to say, for the people; privilege, exception, monopoly, feudalism, born from toil itself.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
No sooner were the spirit monopolies abolished than the railways came up, and banking companies; that, too, is profit without work.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context