laissez faire

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lais·sez faire

also lais·ser faire  (lĕs′ā fâr′, lā′zā)
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

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)
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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laissez faire

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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Jurgis had not studied the books, and he would not have known how to pronounce "laissez faire"; but he had been round the world enough to know that a man has to shift for himself in it, and that if he gets the worst of it, there is nobody to listen to him holler.
* Perceived democratic, authoritarian, laissez faire, and Indifferent teaching style work as moderator between meta-cognitive awareness and study habits in university students.
On the other hand, 670 teachers (74.0% M= 3.8329, SD=.4685) agreed that their principals are practicing democratic leadership style in their colleges, whereas only 38 teachers (4.2%, M=2.9678, SD=.5466) agreed that their principals are practicing laissez faire leadership style.
officers and/or directors breach their fiduciary duties to shareholders or otherwise violate state or federal laws for their alleged role in taking a laissez faire attitude to allegations of lewd conduct and sexual harassment by former morning news anchor Charlie Rose ?
The management clearly took a laissez faire approach to the League and they will be more formidable in the Championship, but the loss of home advantage and four games in as many weeks could undo them.
They are experts on China and saw the period when China changed from socialism to a laissez faire economy.
He then describes "market fundamentalism" as a collection of "unsubstantiated beliefs associated with laissez faire such as the idea that markets (or the invisible hand of the market) can handle all economic issues without government's help." In this, he reveals his thesis: "The purpose of the book is to debunk extreme and unfounded assertions attempting to equate the free market ideal and its beneficial properties with actual markets and the economy." His gripe is with what he calls "contemporary laissez faire," which to him is different from a free market.
Four kinds of leadership styles are the autocratic leadership, the democratic, the participant leadership and laissez faire.
The three popular styles of leadership including autocratic leadership style, democratic leadership style and Laissez faire leadership style have been observed and their relationship is explored with organizational citizenship behaviour in three major telecom companies of Pakistan.
From New York Tunes columnist (and Nobel laureate in Economics) Paul Krugman to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow to dozens of others on TV or the Internet, Hoover is seen as a defender of laissez faire whose dogmatic commitment to small government led him to stand by and do nothing while the economy collapsed in the wake of the stock market crash in 1929.
Wealth, power, and the crisis of laissez faire capitalism.
US financial and investment advisory newsletters publisher Agora Financial unveiled today the purchase of local libertarian book seller Laissez Faire Books (LFB), without providing financial details.