capitalistic capitalist

capitalistic capitalist
free-enterprise free-enterprise adj. Of or pertaining to the {free enterprise} system having private ownership of the means of production and competition between enterprises. [prenominal] [Narrower terms: {capitalistic, capitalist}] {socialistic}

Syn: competitive, private-enterprise(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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