private enterprise

private enterprise
,private `enterprise noun count or uncount
business and industry that is owned and managed by independent people or businesses, rather than by the government

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • private enterprise — Cultivating the soil, manufacturing articles for sale, dealing in merchandise, and the pursuit of numerous and various other activities which enlist individual energy. Dodge v Mission Tp. (CA8 Kan) 107 F 827. In the language of the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • private enterprise —    illegal trading by an employee    Literally, trade or industry not financed by or under the direct control of the state:     But there was a great deal of what you might call private enterprise on that run. (Price, 1970, writing about… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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