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  1. Fran·çois [frahn-swa] /frɑ̃ˈswa/, 1694–1774, French economist and physician.
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Examples from the Web for quesnay

Historical Examples

  • Quesnay replied, "I am very far from believing him to be actuated by bad intentions, Madame; he loves the King and the people."

    The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete

    Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe

  • The prologue, written at the request of Mr. Quesnay, is as above.

  • According to Quesnay and the early economists, all production comes from the land.

    What is Property?

    P. J. Proudhon

  • But the first and greatest of the economists properly so called was Quesnay.

  • No one had seriously studied the crime of Quesnay before him.

British Dictionary definitions for quesnay


  1. François (frɑ̃swa). 1694–1774, French political economist, encyclopedist, and physician. He propounded the theory championed by the physiocrats in his Tableau économique (1758)
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