[ kam-er-uh-list, kam-ruh- ]

  1. 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.

Origin of cameralist

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

Other words from cameralist

  • cam·er·a·lism, noun

Words Nearby cameralist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024