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Turgot

[tyr-goh]
noun
  1. Anne Ro·bert Jacques [an raw-ber zhahk] /ˈan rɔˈbɛr ˈʒɑk/, 1727–81, French statesman, financier, and economist.
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Historical Examples of turgot

  • He can find no better answer than that of Turgot and the Economists.

    Diderot and the Encyclopdists

    John Morley

  • This, then, is the significance of the date of Turgot's birth.

  • Even with Michel-Etienne, the father of Turgot, we have here no dealing.

  • And Turgot's family was only of the secondary noblesse of the robe.

  • We know the books which Turgot and his friends devoured with ardour.


British Dictionary definitions for turgot

Turgot

noun
  1. Anne Robert Jacques (ɑn rɔbɛr ʒak). 1727–81, French economist and statesman. As controller general of finances (1774–76), he attempted to abolish feudal privileges, incurring the hostility of the aristocracy and his final dismissal
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