[kam-er-uh-list, kam-ruh-]
any of the mercantilist economists or public servants in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries who held that the economic power of a nation can be enhanced by increasing its monetary wealth, as by the accumulation of bullion.

< German Kameralist < Neo-Latin cameralista, equivalent to Medieval Latin camerāl(is) (see cameral) + -ista -ist

cameralism, noun Unabridged
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