physiocrat

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From French physiocrate, corresponding to physio- +‎ -crat.

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physiocrat (plural physiocrats)

  1. (economics, historical) Any of a group of economists in 18th century France who believed that the government should not seek to influence the operation of natural economic laws.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Greta Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 219:
      The Physiocrats espoused a professional service ethic and, in the interests of societal welfare, sought to establish laws of political economy and social relations.

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