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cartel (s) (noun), cartels (pl)
1. An association of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of products or services: Different companies joined together in a cartel to restrict the supply of their goods in order to keep the prices at a higher level.

While a cartel is usually a group of business representatives from independent companies, the term can also refer to a coalition of politicians who are united for what their voters want to be achieved.

2. Etymology: "a written challenge", from Middle French cartel; from Italian cartello, diminutive of carta, "card". It came to mean "written agreement between challengers" in about 1692.
A combination of organizations for controlling production and the distribution of products.
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