dafynitions

by jbkeenanjr

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free enterprise:

freedom of private business to organize and operate for profit in a competitive system without interference by government beyond regulation necessary to protect public interest and keep the national economy in balance

socialism:

1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods  2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property  b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state   3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done

secular:

a : of or relating to the worldly or temporal <secular concerns>  b : not overtly or specifically religious <secular music>  c : not ecclesiastical or clerical <secular courts> <secular land owners>    2 : not bound by monastic vows or rules; specifically : of, relating to, or forming clergy not belonging to a religious order or congregation <secular priest>   3 a : occurring once in an age or a century   b : existing or continuing through ages or centuries   c : of or relating to a long term of indefinite duration <secular inflation>

liberal:

a : of, relating to, or based on the liberal arts <liberal education>   b archaic : of or befitting a man of free birth    2 a : marked by generosity : open-handed <liberal giver>    b : given or provided in a generous and open-handed way <liberal meal>    c : ample, full    3: obsolete : lacking moral restraint: licentious    4 : not literal or strict : loose <a liberal translation>     5 : broad-minded; especially : not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or traditional forms  6 a : of, favoring or based upon the principles of liberalism    b : capitalized : of or constituting a political party advocating or associated with the principles of political liberalism; especially : of or constitution a political party in the United Kingdom associated with ideals of individual especially economic freedom, greater individual participation in government, and constitutional, political, and administrative reforms designed to secure these objectives

   

conservative:

1 : preservative   2 a : of or relating to a philosophy of conservatism     b capitalized : of or constituting a political party professing the principles of conservatism: as (1) : of or constituting a party of the United Kingdom advocating support of established institutions (2) : progressive conservative     a : tending or disposed to maintain existing views, conditions, or institutions : traditional   

b : marked by moderation or caution <a conservative estimate>     c : marked by or relating to traditional norms of taste, elegance, style, or manners

 

b : marked by moderation or caution <a conservative estimate>  

c : marked by or relating to traditional norms of taste, elegance, style, or manners

hypocrite:

 1 : a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion    2: a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs of feelings

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