physiocrat

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noun, often capitalized phys·io·crat \ˈfi-zē-ə-ˌkrat\

Definition of physiocrat

  1. :  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

physiocratic

play \ˌfi-zē-ə-ˈkra-tik\ adjective often capitalized

Origin and Etymology of physiocrat

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


First Known Use: 1798


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