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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.
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laissez-faire

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

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

laissez-faire

[ˌleɪseɪˈfɛər ˌlɛseɪˈfɛər]
nlaisser-faire m
modif [policy, approach] → de laisser-faire
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

laissez-faire

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

[ˌlɛseɪˈfɛəʳ]
1. nliberismo
2. adjliberistico/a
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Teachers' negative perceptions of Management by Exception (MBEP) (pless than .05), Laissez Fair (LF) (pless than .05) and one outcome factor of leadership behavior extra effort, pless than .05) were found negatively correlated with their academic performance.
Laissez fair leadership, MBE-Active, and MBE-Passive, have all shown significant negative correlation with motivation toward extra effort (Webb, 2003), as is consistent with our results.
Capitalism assuming the forms of a system of production, mercantilism, industrial capitalism and financial capitalism has travelled a long way from Laissez fair to welfareism.