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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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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