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Malthus, Thomas Robert Line breaks: Thomas Rob¦ert Mal|thus
Pronunciation: /ˈmalθəs/

Definition of Malthus, Thomas Robert in English:

(1766–1834), English economist and clergyman. In An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798) he argued that without the practice of ‘moral restraint’ the population tends to increase at a greater rate than its means of subsistence, resulting in the population checks of war, famine, and epidemic.
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