œconomist

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œconomist ‎(plural œconomists)

  1. Obsolete form of economist.
    • 18th Century, Edmund Burke, The works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Volume III, pages 275–276:
      It is impoſſible, Sir, for any perſon to be an œconomiſt where no order in payments is eſtabliſhed ; it is impoſſible for a man to be an œconomiſt, who is not able to take a comparative view of his means, and of his expences, for the year which lies before him ; it is impoſſible for a man to be an œconomiſt, under whom various officers in their ſeveral departments may ſpend,—even juſt what they pleaſe,—and often with an emulation of expence, as contributing to the importance, if not profit, of their ſeveral departments.