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Malthus

[mal-thuh s]
noun
  1. Thomas Robert,1766–1834, English economist and clergyman.
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Historical Examples

  • Upon this point men were treated to nothing but vague phrases when Malthus lived.

    Freeland

    Theodor Hertzka

  • If Godwin had pricked men's consciences, Malthus brought the balm.

  • The exaggerations of Malthus's law of population is a case in point.

    Socialism

    John Spargo

  • It is the doctrine of Malthus applied in most cases with ten-fold force.

  • It is the doctrine of Malthus applied in most cases with tenfold force.


British Dictionary definitions for malthus

Malthus

noun
  1. Thomas Robert. 1766–1834, English economist. He propounded his population theory in An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798)
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