physiocrat
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: French physiocrate, from physi- physi- + -crate -crat Date: 1798 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 adjective, often capitalized

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • physiocrat — [fiz′ē ə krat΄] n. [Fr physiocrate: see PHYSIO & CRAT] a believer in the 18th cent. French economic theory that land and its products are the only true sources of wealth and hence the only logical basis of revenue, and that freedom of opportunity …   English World dictionary

  • physiocrat — physiocratic, adj. /fiz ee euh krat /, n. one of a school of political economists who followed Quesnay in holding that an inherent natural order properly governed society, regarding land as the basis of wealth and taxation, and advocating a… …   Universalium

  • physiocrat — noun Any of a group of economists who believed that the government should not seek to influence the operation of natural economic laws See Also: physiocracy …   Wiktionary

  • physiocrat — fɪzɪəkræt / fɪzɪəʊ n. one who practices physiocracy, one who believes in free trade and views land the basis of all wealth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • physiocrat — noun a member of an 18th century group of French economists who believed that agriculture was the source of all wealth and advocated free trade. Derivatives physiocracy noun physiocratic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • physiocrat — phys·i·o·crat …   English syllables

  • physiocrat — phys•i•o•crat [[t]ˈfɪz i əˌkræt[/t]] n. bus one of a school of political economists who followed Quesnay in holding that an inherent natural order properly governed society, regarding land as the basis of wealth and taxation, and advocating a… …   From formal English to slang

  • physiocrat — /ˈfɪziəkræt/ (say fizeeuhkrat) noun one of a school of political economists, followers of François Quesnay, 1694–1774, French economist and physician, who recognised an inherent natural order as properly governing society, regarded land as the… …   Australian English dictionary

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