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 physiocratic (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

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“Physiocrat.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physiocrat. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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