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Pronunciation:  `lesey'fehr

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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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