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private enterprise

noun
1.
free enterprise (def 1).
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for private enter prise

private enterprise

noun
1.
economic activity undertaken by private individuals or organizations under private ownership Compare public enterprise
2.
another name for capitalism
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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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