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- n. A public administrative servant of continental rulers of the 17th and 18th centuries who was a mercantilist and advocated economic policies tending to strengthen the position of the ruler.
- n. An economist who strongly emphasizes political factors in recommending economic policy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A financier; one skilled in the principles and system of public revenue.
German Kameralist, from New Latin cameralista, from Medieval Latin cameralis + Latin -ista ("-ist"), from camera ("chamber") (English camera), from Ancient Greek καμάρα (kamara). Sense is due to administrators in the royal chamber; compare political sense of cabinet. (Wiktionary)