laissez-faire

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See also: laissez faire

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French laissez-faire.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

laissez-faire (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of laissez faire
    • 2000, Zadie Smith, White Teeth, Penguin Books (2001), page 436:
      ‘How about we all try a policy of non-involvement for once? A little laissez-faire?’

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

laissez-faire m (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of laisser-faire

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

laissez-faire m (uncountable)

  1. (economics) laissez faire (a policy of governmental non-interference in economic affairs)