(=control) monopole m
a state-owned monopoly un monopole d'État
to constitute a monopoly constituer un monopole
→ The partnership was small enough not to constitute a monopoly.
to abolish a monopoly abolir un monopole
monopoly over sth monopole sur qch
→ ... the governing party's monopoly over the media.
→ Signor Berlusconi's virtual monopoly over private television
to have a monopoly over sth avoir le monopole de qch
→ Newsagents currently have a monopoly over the distribution system.
→ They had the monopoly over the exploitation of oil reserves.
monopoly on sth monopole sur qch
→ Genuine competition was introduced by the abolition of the solicitors' monopoly on conveyancing.