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Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • free market — noun : an economic market operating by free competition : an economic condition of unrestricted buying and selling * * * noun, pl ⋯ kets [count] : an economic market or system in which prices are based on competition among private businesses and… …   Useful english dictionary

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