œconomy

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œconomy (plural œconomies)

  1. Archaic spelling of economy.
    • 1785, Vicesimus Knox, Liberal Education: Or, a Practical Treatise on the Methods of Acquiring Useful and Polite Learning, §XXXI: on the regulation of puerile diverſions, part 4:
      At the age of ſeventeen or eighteen, they ſhould be indulged, even FOR A MORAL PURPOSE, in fiſhing, ſhooting, hunting*, tennis, cricket, and all other diverſions conſiſtent with ſafety, good company, health, and œconomy.
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