from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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.
- noun Noninterference in the affairs of others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Noninterference; -- an axiom of some political economists, deprecating interference of government by attempts to foster or regulate commerce, manufactures, etc., by bounty or by restriction
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- noun economics A policy of governmental non-interference in economic affairs.
- noun A policy of non-interference by authority in any competitive process.
- adjective economics, politics Practicing or representing governmental
noninterference, or minimal interference, especially in economic affairs; pertaining to free-market capitalism.
- adjective economics, politics Advocating such noninterference.
- adjective economics Resulting from such noninterference.
- adjective of a person Avoiding interference in other people's affairs; choosing to
live and let live.
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- noun the doctrine that government should not interfere in commercial affairs
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French : laissez, second person pl. imperative of laisser, to let, allow + faire, to do.]
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From French laissez faire ("leave it be", literally "let do")
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