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physiocrat

[fiz-ee-uh-krat]
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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.
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Origin of physiocrat

From the French word physiocrate, dating back to 1790–1800. See physio-, -crat
Related formsphys·i·o·crat·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for physiocrat

physiocrat

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
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Derived Formsphysiocracy (ˌfɪzɪˈɒkrəsɪ), nounphysiocratic, adjective

Word Origin

C18: from French physiocrate; see physio-, -crat
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