Origin of free enterprise
Related formsfree-en·ter·pris·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for free enterprise
President Obama will from time to time describe himself as a strong believer in the free-enterprise system.As Obama Redistributes the Golden Eggs, Time to Praise the Goose|David Frum|January 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The new textbooks are supposed to promote patriotism and respect for the “free-enterprise system.”
British Dictionary definitions for free enterprise
Culture definitions for free enterprise
The freedom of private businesses to operate competitively for profit with minimal governmental regulation.
Idioms and Phrases with free enterprise
Also, private enterprise. An undertaking on one's own behalf, especially a shady or illegal one. For example, The city treasurer didn't bother with competitive bids; the spirit of free enterprise just led him to his brother-in-law, or The sergeant indulged in a little private enterprise, selling cigarettes on the black market. This sarcastic application of a term that has meant, since about 1885, the freedom of private businesses to operate competitively for profit with a minimum of government control, dates from the mid-1900s.