physiocrat

noun, often capitalized
phys·​io·​crat | \ ˈfi-zē-ə-ˌkrat How to pronounce physiocrat (audio) \

Definition of physiocrat

: a member of a school of political economists founded in 18th century France and characterized chiefly by a belief that government policy should not interfere with the operation of natural economic laws and that land is the source of all wealth

Other Words from physiocrat

physiocratic \ ˌfi-​zē-​ə-​ˈkra-​tik How to pronounce physiocrat (audio) \ adjective, often capitalized

First Known Use of physiocrat

1798, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for physiocrat

French physiocrate, from physi- physi- + -crate -crat

Learn More About physiocrat

Time Traveler for physiocrat

Time Traveler

The first known use of physiocrat was in 1798

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near physiocrat

physiocracy

physiocrat

physiocratism

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for physiocrat

Cite this Entry

“Physiocrat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physiocrat. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on physiocrat

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about physiocrat

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!