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Meaning of LAISSEZ-FAIRE

Pronunciation:  `lesey'fehr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs
 

LAISSEZ-FAIRE is a 13 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: individualism
 
 See Also: doctrine, ism, philosophy, school of thought

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lais`sez" faire"\ [F., let alone.]
Noninterference; -- an axiom of some political economists,
deprecating interference of government by attempts to foster
or regulate commerce, manufactures, etc., by bounty or by
restriction; as, the doctrine of laissez faire; the laissez
faire system government.

 
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