Antedating of "Political Economist"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Jan 29 02:07:36 UTC 2004

political economist (OED 1825)

1791 Tench Coxe _A brief examination of Lord Sheffields Observations on
the commerce of the United States of America_ 43 (Eighteenth Century
Collections Online)  The state of population is the point to which candour
and judgment ought to have led a political economist to advert.

Fred Shapiro

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