private enter prise

private enterprise

noun
free enterprise ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1835–45

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private enterprise
 
n
1.  Compare public enterprise economic activity undertaken by private individuals or organizations under private ownership
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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