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English definition of “laissez-faire”

laissez-faire

noun [U] uk   /ˌleɪ.seɪˈfeər/ us    /-ˈfer/
unwillingness to get involved in or influence other people's activities: The problems began long before he became headteacher, but they worsened with his laissez-faire approach/attitude. If a government is laissez-faire, it does not have many laws and rules that control the buying and selling of goods and services.
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