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.
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.
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.
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.