Definition of Malthus, Thomas Robert in English:

Malthus, Thomas Robert

Pronunciation /ˈmôlTHəs//ˈmalTHəs/

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