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free enterprise

n.
The freedom of private businesses to operate competitively for profit with minimal government regulation.

free′-en′ter·prise′ adj.

free enterprise

n
(Economics) an economic system in which commercial organizations compete for profit with little state control

free′ en′terprise


n.
1. the doctrine that a capitalist economy can regulate itself in a competitive market on the basis of supply and demand with a minimum of governmental regulation.
2. the practice of free enterprise.
[1885–90]
free′ en′terpriser, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.free enterprise - an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine pricesfree enterprise - an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
capitalism, capitalist economy - an economic system based on private ownership of capital
economic system, economy - the system of production and distribution and consumption
Translations

free enterprise

nliberalismo economico
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