noun cam·er·a·list \-ələ̇st\

Definition of cameralist



  1. 1 :  a public administrative servant of continental rulers of the 17th and 18th centuries who was a mercantilist and advocated economic policies tending to strengthen the position of the ruler

  2. 2 :  an economist who strongly emphasizes political factors in recommending economic policy

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Origin and Etymology of cameralist

German kameralist, from New Latin cameralista, from Medieval Latin cameralis + Latin -ista -ist

First Known Use: 1814

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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