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free enterprise

Something that one pursues, often illegally, as a means to personal gain. Did you hear that she's started dabbling in some free enterprise and selling things on the black market?
See also: enterprise, free

private enterprise

Something that one pursues, often illegally, as a means to personal gain. Did you hear that she's started dabbling in some private enterprise and selling things on the black market?
See also: enterprise, private

free enterprise

Also, private enterprise. An undertaking on one's own behalf, especially a shady or illegal one. For example, The city treasurer didn't bother with competitive bids; the spirit of free enterprise just led him to his brother-in-law , or The sergeant indulged in a little private enterprise, selling cigarettes on the black market . This sarcastic application of a term that has meant, since about 1885, the freedom of private businesses to operate competitively for profit with a minimum of government control, dates from the mid-1900s.
See also: enterprise, free
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It is time to identify, listen to, and involve more stakeholders in the academic enterprise and to do so continually.
* where a dispute is likely, the negotiation and litigation strategies the enterprise can employ to resolve an issue.
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Transportation Command, especially the enterprise architects, recognized by the E-Gov Institute with the distinguished Leadership in Government Transformation award," Basla said.
Young Enterprise has been flying the enterprise flag, The Young Enterprise missionon the principle of Learning by Doingis to inspire and equip young, since 1963.
Thinking both like a global enterprise and like a local end-user, if the company's defined goals are to streamline and centralize business practices through optimum performance and scalability across a growing enterprise, potential vendors should be asked a series of questions (see the sidebar on page 39).
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Pendragon Software, Libertyville, Ill., a leading provider of database software for handheld devices, has launched a new, multi-platform version of Pendragon Forms Enterprise Edition.
That's why BLACK ENTERPRISE, heeding the same advice it's been giving other companies via BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine for 35 years, is constantly infusing new life into itself through the development of new products and services and the innovative retooling of the not-so-new.