farmers general


noun, plural farmers-general.
(in France, under the old monarchy) a member of a company of capitalists that farmed certain taxes.

1705–15; translation of French fermier-général

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n , pl farmers-general
(in France before 1789) a member of a group allowed to farm certain taxes

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