Definition of Malthus, Thomas Robert in English:

Malthus, Thomas Robert

proper noun

  • (1766–1834), English economist and clergyman. In An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798) he argued that without the practice of ‘moral restraint’ the population tends to increase at a greater rate than its means of subsistence, resulting in the population checks of war, famine, and epidemic.


Malthus, Thomas Robert