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Noun: Turgot  tyr'gow
  1. French economist who in 1774 was put in control of finances by Louis XVI; his proposals for reforms that involved abolishing feudal privileges made him unpopular with the aristocracy and in 1776 he was dismissed (1727-1781)
    - Anne Robert Jacques Turgot

Type of: economic expert, economist

Encyclopedia: Turgot, Anne Robert Jacques, Baron de l'Aulne