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laissez-faire

 
1. the principle that businesses should not be controlled by the government The previous government had a policy of laissez-faire, whereas this government wants a closer partnership with industry.
2. the wish not to control people or not to become involved in their actions There are no effective laws to protect women from abusive husbands. An attitude of laissez-faire prevails.

savoir-faire

the ability to do or say the right thing in any social situation She demonstrates great savoir-faire when dealing with clients.
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I'm really excited for our sixth Maker Faire," said Ian Simmons, Life's director of science communication.
This year's Maker's Faire project with the Quaboag district is a pilot, but we've been talking to other agencies and school districts and hope to build a groundswell for a creativity fair that brings together youth from throughout the region,'' he said.
Centre of Life chi executive Linda Conlosaid: "Maker Faire fits with Newcastle's history inventing things.
A gathering of makers and aspiring makers, Maker Faire has been at the forefront of driving this movement since 2006.
The Machynlleth Mini Maker Faire organised by bloc, the Creative Technology Network for Wales, follows the Maker Faire model: "Make, create, craft, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.
We are delighted that we were able to assist Savoir Faire and to see that the investment is already reaping rewards after the firm landed the Stoke Park contract.
We are honored to join forces with Savior Faire Perth Fashion Week in Australia, encouraging the expansion of world fashion while promoting international fashion business relationships and understanding, with the principles of fair trade and social development.
L'AIPT est une occasion sans precedent pour les geoscientifiques Canadiens de faire part a tous de ce que nous savons atre une partie integrale, excitante et importante de la vie de chacun--de faire de la geologie et du monde qui nous entoure quelque chose de vivant dans l'esprit du public ainsi que de promouvoir notre profession a tous les niveaux.
In a similar way, laissez faire capitalism and Objectivism are doctrine driven, leading to what some Humanists have termed "market fundamentalism.
Laissez Faire Books may be new to Arkansas, but its director isn't.
Laissez faire economists argued that a natural harmony of interests would enable egotistical economic action to serve the common good.
Ces activites ont plusieurs mandats dont integrer les nouveaux etudiants de la faculte aux autres plus vieux qui etaient tous en stage l'automne, faire connaitre le genie chimique a la communaute des ecoles secondaires et collegiales dans la province, approfondir nos connaissances en genie chimique.
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theater circuit in the United States, is proud to partner with Hannover House and Patriot Pictures to offer moviegoers the opportunity to see the exclusive release of All's Faire In Love beginning Friday, October 28, 2011.