3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cartel \Car*tel"\, noun [F., fr. LL. cartellus a little paper, dim. fr. L. charta. See 1st {Card}.]

1. (Mil.) An agreement between belligerents for the exchange of prisoners. --Wilhelm.

2. A letter of defiance or challenge; a challenge to single combat. [Obs.]

He is cowed at the very idea of a cartel., --Sir W. Scott.

{Cartel}, or {Cartel ship}, a ship employed in the exchange of prisoners, or in carrying propositions to an enemy; a ship beating a flag of truce and privileged from capture.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cartel \Car"tel\, verb (used with an object) To defy or challenge. [Obs.]

You shall cartel him. --B. Jonson.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly" [syn: {trust}, {corporate trust}, {combine}, {cartel}]

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