Meaning of cameralist

cam•er•a•list

Pronunciation: (kam'ur-u-list, kam'ru-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of the mercantilist economists or public servants in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries who held that the economic power of a nation can be enhanced by increasing its monetary wealth, as by the accumulation of bullion.
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