by jbkeenanjr


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


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


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>


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



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


 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