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- Archaic spelling of economical.
- 1815?, Captain Dugald Carmichael, F.L.s., the Rev. Colin Smith [ed.], Biographical Notice of the late Captain Dugald Carmichael, F.L.s., volume 2, >page 343; quoted in:
- 1883, William Jackson Hooker [ed.], Botanical miscellany […], page 39:
- “ […] If the Europæans could, by the force of example, lead the wealthy Hindoos to enlarge the scale of their personal expenditure, it would tend to give them a disrelish for the unmeaning festivals of Doorga Pooja, and pave the way in all probability for a more œconomical creed. […] ”