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private enterprise

free enterprise (def 1).
Origin of private enterprise
1835-45 Unabridged
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private enterprise

economic activity undertaken by private individuals or organizations under private ownership Compare public enterprise
another name for capitalism
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private enterprise in Culture

private enterprise definition

Business carried on for profit and not owned by the government; also, the system that discourages public ownership of business; the same as free enterprise. (See private sector.)

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