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lais·sez faire

also lais·ser faire  (lĕs′ā fâr′, lā′zā)
n.
1. An economic doctrine that opposes governmental regulation of or interference in commerce beyond the minimum necessary for a free-enterprise system to operate according to its own economic laws.
2. Noninterference in the affairs of others.

[French : laissez, second person pl. imperative of laisser, to let, allow + faire, to do.]

lais′sez-faire′ adj.

laissez-faire

The doctrine of leaving economic activity to market forces free of government interference.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.laissez-faire - with minimally restricted freedom in commerce
capitalistic, capitalist - favoring or practicing capitalism

laissez-faire

laisser-faire
noun nonintervention, free trade, individualism, free enterprise, live and let live the doctrine of laissez-faire and unbridled individualism
Translations

laissez-faire

[ˌleɪseɪˈfɛər ˌlɛseɪˈfɛər]
nlaisser-faire m
modif [policy, approach] → de laisser-faire

laissez-faire

adj (Econ) → Laisser-faire-; (fig)leger, lax; laissez-faire economicsLaisser-faire-Wirtschaftspolitik f

laissez-faire

[ˌlɛseɪˈfɛəʳ]
1. nliberismo
2. adjliberistico/a
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Knutson, whom Habib also cites, Ungerer maintains that the actual number of African slaves in Britain during the sixteenth century is much higher than most estimates, but that it was masked due to the English "government's laisser-faire" approach within its borders as opposed to the highly regulated trade of slaves in Spanish and Portuguese domains (12).
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CEEP, meanwhile, urged a balance "between too much intervention on the one hand and too much laisser-faire' on the other".