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English definition of “captive outlet”

captive outlet

noun [C]
a store or business that sells only one company's products: Most oil companies do not own a distributing company as a captive outlet for their production.
(Definition of captive outlet from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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