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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
laissez-faire or laisser-faire
1. The practice of noninterference in the affairs of others.
2. The economic policy allowing businesses to operate with little intervention from the government.
From French, literally “allow to do”. Earliest documented use: 1825.
“Perhaps we need to reappraise our laissez-faire attitude to domestic cats and be more proactive in trying to contain the burgeoning feral population.”
James Parry; Britain’s Burgeoning Feral Cats; The Independent (London, UK); Oct 25, 2012.
See more usage examples of laissez-faire in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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