cameralist

noun
cam·​er·​a·​list | \ -ələ̇st \
plural -s

Definition of cameralist

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

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First Known Use of cameralist

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cameralist

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

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“Cameralist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cameralist. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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