Definition of physiocratic in US English:



  • See physiocrat

    • ‘It will be evident from the book's title that our attention is to be directed at those enlightenment authors who were roughly a generation younger than Quesnay and his physiocratic contemporaries.’
    • ‘It is a descriptive account, with occasional physiocratic remarks, that essentially transcribes documents from diverse origins, mainly the companies themselves.’
    • ‘The monarchy, operating partly upon physiocratic principles, threatened the guilds with abolition in 1776.’
    • ‘Government ministers, who found it impossible to reduce royal expenditures, were particularly seduced by the physiocratic idea of stimulating agriculture and then taxing the resulting wealth.’