Mal*thu"sian (?), a.

Of or pertaining to the political economist, the Rev. T. R. Malthus, or conforming to his views; as, Malthusian theories.

⇒ Malthus held that population tends to increase faster than its means of subsistence can be made to do, and hence that the lower classes must necessarily suffer more or less from lack of food, unless an increase of population be checked by prudential restraint or otherwise.

 

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Mal*thu"sian, n.

A follower of Malthus.

 

© Webster 1913

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