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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

(ˌlɛseɪ ˈfɛə; French lese fɛr) or

laisser faire

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. Also called: individualism the doctrine of unrestricted freedom in commerce, esp for private interests
b. (as modifier): a laissez-faire economy.
2. indifference or noninterference, esp in the affairs of others
[French, literally: let (them) act]
ˌlaissez-ˈfaireism, ˌlaisser-ˈfaireism n
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lais•sez faire

(ˌlɛs eɪ ˈfɛər)
n.
1. the theory or system of government that upholds the autonomous character of the economic order, believing that government should intervene as little as possible in the direction of economic affairs.
2. the practice or doctrine of noninterference in the affairs of others, esp. with reference to individual conduct or freedom of action.
[< French: literally, allow to act]
lais`sez-faire′, adj.
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laissez faire

A French phrase meaning allow to do, used to mean noninteference in something, especially by a government in the commerce of a country.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laissez faire - the doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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Translations
laissez fairelaissez-faire

laissez faire

[ˈleɪseɪˈfɛəʳ]
A. Nlaissez-faire m, liberalismo m económico
B. ADJ [attitude, approach, policy] → liberal, liberalista
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laissez faire

nLaisser-faire nt; there’s too much laissez faire herehier geht es zu leger zu
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Pour lui, il est inquietant que l'idee avancee par le communique conjoint soit que les tribunaux n'auraient pas du donner ce jugement et qu'on doit laisser faire ceux qui sont dans l'illegalite.
Autrement dit, les coequipiers de Hadhoudi ont fermement l'intention de ne pas se laisser faire. Et c'est sur le gardien de but El Filali que reposeront les espoirs des hommes de Talib.
As Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said on Sunday night: "It's been a form of laisser faire and laxity.
Walid Zarrouk a appele, dans ce cadre, a respecter les libertes des gens et a les laisser faire ce qu'ils jugent utile et de bon aloi.
Le journal proche de la droite (opposition) juge "regrettable" que le ministre de l'Interieur, Manuel Valls, "pourtant elu de banlieue, ne prenne pas la mesure de cette delinquance (...)" et "anormal" de mobiliser des policiers par milliers "pour harceler les opposants au mariage homosexuel, inoffensifs dans leur immense majorite, et de laisser faire, a l'inverse, des voyous sans foi ni loi.
Avises de l'importance majeure du futur Parlement qui redigerait la nouvelle Constitution du pays, les Egyptiens refusent d'ores et deja de se laisser faire. Ils se sont rendus aux bureaux de vote en composant prealablement une idee precise sur qui voter.
La demoiselle ne va pas se laisser faire. Ils vont faire cause commune, tenter d'escroquer un troisiE me larron, ex-pilote de course.