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political economy

noun
1.
a social science dealing with political policies and economic processes, their interrelations, and their influence on social institutions.
2.
(in the 17th–18th centuries) the art of management of communities, especially as affecting the wealth of a government.
3.
(in the 19th century) a social science similar to modern economics but dealing chiefly with governmental policies.
4.
economics (def 1).
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15
Related forms
political economist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for political-economist

political economy

noun
1.
the former name for economics (sense 1)
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