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- n. Any of a group of economists in 18th century France who believed that the government should not seek to influence the operation of natural economic laws.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the followers of Quesnay of France, who, in the 18th century, founded a system of political economy based upon the supremacy of natural order.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who advocates the doctrines of physiocracy; specifically, one of a group of French philosophers and political economists, followers of François Quesnay (1694-1774), which rose to prominence in the latter half of the eighteenth century, and maintained that a natural constitution or order exists in society, the violation of which has been the cause of all the evils suffered by man.
From French physiocrate, corresponding to physio- + -crat. (Wiktionary)