Definition of laissez-faire noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

laissez-faire

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌlɛseɪ ˈfɛr//
 
, NAmE//ˌlɛzeɪˈfɛr//
 
[uncountable](from French)
 
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the policy of allowing private businesses to develop without government control
laissez-faireadjective
 
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a laissez-faire economy They have a laissez-faire approach to bringing up their children (= they give them a lot of freedom).