An example of a cartel is a group of manufacturers who have gotten together to regulate production and fix prices.
An example of a cartel is a group of drug dealers who control a certain territory.
Origin of cartel
- German Kartell from French cartel from Italian cartello placard from Medieval Latin cartellus charter diminutive of Latin charta, carta paper made from papyrus card1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition