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physiocrat

[fiz-ee-uh-krat] /ˈfɪz i əˌkræt/
noun
1.
one of a school of political economists who followed Quesnay in holding that an inherent natural order properly governed society, regarding land as the basis of wealth and taxation, and advocating a laissez-faire economy.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French physiocrate. See physio-, -crat
Related forms
physiocratic, adjective
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  • One is tempted to call him the physiocrat among the sculptors.
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physiocrat

/ˈfɪzɪəʊˌkræt/
noun
1.
a follower of Quesnay's doctrines of government, believing that the inherent natural order governing society was based on land and its natural products as the only true form of wealth
Derived Forms
physiocracy (ˌfɪzɪˈɒkrəsɪ) noun
physiocratic, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from French physiocrate; see physio-, -crat
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