Physiocrat Phys"i*o*crat, n. [Gr. fy`sis nature + ? to rule.] One of the followers of Quesnay of France, who, in the 18th century, founded a system of political economy based upon the supremacy of natural order. --F. A. Walker. -- {Phys`i*o*crat"ic}, a. [1913 Webster]

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