price control

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price control UK US noun [C or U]
ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT a limit set by a government on the price that can be charged by companies for particular products or services: »

On several occasions in recent years, price controls have failed to stop a rise in costs.


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  • price control — n. the setting of ceiling prices on basic goods and services by a government, as to fight inflation …   English World dictionary

  • price control — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms price control : singular price control plural price controls economics control by the government over prices of goods and services …   English dictionary

  • price control — price con,trol noun count or uncount control by the government over prices of goods and services …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • price control — price con.trol n [U and C] a system in which the government decides the prices of things …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • price control — The control and regulation by the government, state, or federal, of the prices at which commodities may be marketed. Charles Uhden, Inc. v Greenough, 181 Wash 412, 43 P2d 983, 98 ALR 1181. Relieving farmers from unfavorable economic conditions by …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • price control — Econ government regulations that set maximum prices for commodities or control price levels by credit controls …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • price control — government regulation of prices by establishing maximum price levels for goods or services, as during a period of inflation. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • price control — Restrictions by a government on the prices of consumer goods, usually imposed on a short term basis as a measure to control inflation. See also prices and income policy …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • price control — noun restriction on maximum prices that is established and maintained by the government (as during periods of war or inflation) • Hypernyms: ↑control …   Useful english dictionary

  • price control — fixing of prices (often by government agencies) …   English contemporary dictionary

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