private enterprise

noun

Definition of private enterprise

Examples of private enterprise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are some who have challenged the use of government funds to support a private enterprise but, in a pandemic, is there any better use of government funding? John Lamattina, Forbes, 12 May 2021 Since 1970, a focal point of disagreement between conservatives and liberals has been the proper role of government in regulating private enterprise. Vivek Ramaswamy, National Review, 10 June 2021 Every commercial Broadway production is, in essence, its own private enterprise. Peter Marks, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Apr. 2021 But challenging the system is essential to the private enterprise that played a key role in China's transition from a poor country to one of the world's greatest economic and tech forces over the past few decades. Laura He And Jill Disis, CNN, 7 June 2021 China’s recent behavior shows private enterprise is all too compatible with domestic control and international aggression. Kevin O’connell & Alexander William Salter, National Review, 4 May 2021 Every commercial Broadway production is, in essence, its own private enterprise. Peter Marks, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Apr. 2021 But once the projects are built, the benefits redound to private enterprise. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2021 Taxpayers should not be subsidizing private enterprise. WSJ, 3 May 2021

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First Known Use of private enterprise

1789, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jul 2021

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“Private enterprise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/private%20enterprise. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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