let or hindrance

without let or hindrance

Having no impediment or obstacle to progression. Now that the ruling has been successfully overturned, I'll able to conduct business without let or hindrance once again. It is our duty now as lawmakers to enshrine the voters' decision in legislation without let or hindrance.
See also: hindrance, let, without

let or hindrance

obstruction or impediment. formal
Let in its Middle English sense of ‘something that impedes’ is now archaic and rarely occurs outside this phrase, in which it duplicates the sense of hindrance . It is, however, used in sports such as badminton and tennis.
1999 Marion Shoard A Right to Roam Citizens can claim routes as new public paths on the grounds that they have been used without let or hindrance for at least twenty years.
See also: hindrance, let
References in classic literature ?
At nine-and-twenty I was gaunt and gray; my nerves were shattered, my heart was broken; and my face showed it without let or hindrance from the spirit that was broken too.
Deputy Commissioner Maryam Khan ordered Assistant Commissioner Umar Maqbool to take action against quacks in rural areas who had been playing with human lives with let or hindrance. The AC, along with a Health Department team, visited 38/GD Youngpur where two quacks were running clinics.
The president expressed the firm belief that the successful outcome of the election in Mali further strengthens Africa's democratic credentials as the people are allowed to choose their leaders without let or hindrance.
From childhood TV has been all the rage: TV is about making things look right, This is so dangerous, ask any sage: Illusion is the first trick of the night, Assailing your senses, above all sight, A waterfall of half-truths without let Or hindrance, till darkness becomes your light, And you're lost somewhere on the internet.
I like the fact I can travel anywhere in the European Union without 'let or hindrance' as the old passports used to say.
However, registered taxi drivers voice strong opposition to the plying of fake cabs in the city `without any let or hindrance.'
Parents are happy to allow children as young as five to play in the horse road' and play football directly outside elderly people's houses without let or hindrance, to scream and shout late into the evening and abuse passers by.
The medical profession are self policing, allowing the negligence and incompetence being experienced throughout the nation to go unpunished, to give this organisation, which is rapidly accruing a reputation to distrust and indeed fear, the right to remove vital organs without let or hindrance is licence too far.
JI chief said that prices were rising under the IMF pressure and the government was obeying without any let or hindrance. He said it had already been announced that there would be 2 per cent raise in the power tariff every month which he termed unfortunate.
The actors emphasized that like other cities of the kingdom, the southern provinces remain open to international media which work without let or hindrance.
He wasn't even bitter when eco-warrior Leila Deen swanned off without let or hindrance.
In spite of all our breast-beating, it is to our much maligned England that the 'asylum seekers' continue to travel by sea, by air, and by the Chunnel almost without let or hindrance. I wonder why?
It is to be noted that the sale of smuggled Iranian fuel has been going on in Mirpurkhas without let or hindrance since long, and the police authorities are least bothered to take any action against it.
I'm surprised they didn't add that if you come face to face with a burglar in the dead of night you should not attempt to stop him stealing your telly (you could be in breach of his European right to pursue his trade without let or hindrance) or physically lay a hand on him (assault occasioning actual bodily harm) or shout loudly to scare him away (you could be liable if he has a medical condition and suffers a heart attack) but should make him a cup of tea and a slice of toast and listen to his tale of social deprivation before giving him your car keys and a tenner for petrol.
MIRPURKHAS -- The sale of unhygienic meat has been going on in the city and surroundings without let or hindrance which calls the performance of authorities into question.