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economy

 [e-kon´o-me]
the management of money or domestic affairs.
token economy a program of treatment in behavior therapy, usually conducted in a hospital setting, in which the patient may earn tokens by engaging in appropriate personal and social behavior, or lose tokens by inappropriate or antisocial behavior; tokens may be exchanged for tangible rewards (such as food snacks or clothing) or for special privileges (such as watching television or passes to leave the hospital).

e·con·o·my

(ē-kon'ŏ-mē),
System; the body regarded as an aggregate of functioning organs.
[G. oikonomia, management of the house, fr. oikos, house, + nomos, usage, law]
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The flourish and decline of the Oeconomy made Bethlehem one of the most distinctive experiments in Christian communalism in early America and an ideal site to study the relationship of religion and economics.
The overriding intentions of the act to give greater publicity to the financial affairs of the executive and to control spending on the civil list were clearly established in the preamble with the need for "introducing a better Order and Oeconomy in the Civil List Establishments, and for the better Security of the Liberty and Independency of Parliament."
Blackstone did not define the term "oeconomy" or explain how it differed from police.
If anything, itOs more of a risk to your wife than your baby, as she will need to take measures to reduce her risk of so-called Oeconomy class syndromeO, where a blood clot can form in the legs from sitting for hours on end.
This sad state of affairs is traced back to the seventeenth-century milieu of Milton and like-minded thinkers: Of Education (1644), for instance, "demonstrates the way 'oeconomy' as a mode of governmental action could serve a compelling organizing and legitimizing function." Indeed, Milton's "work participates in a crucial reconfiguration central to a genealogy of modern forms of government," a reconfiguration in which all totalities come to be understood as economies (141).
More pertinently, Karl Rosencranz reports that Hegel devoted three months in 1799 to digesting Steuart's Principles of Political Oeconomy (1767) and composing a commentary that was subsequently lost.
--, 1786, Observations on Certain Parts of the Animal Oeconomy, Casfle Street, Londres.
Pointing to the irrational character the new credit economy appeared to have, Cecilia compares "the different estimates of expence and oeconomy made by the dissipated and the charitable" and concludes that Harrel's "neglect" in paying his bills merely indicates a notion of money handling that does not correspond with her own (p.
Theodore Brown, whose own 1968 dissertation on Malpighi (subsequently published in 1981 as the Mechanical Philosophy and the "Animal Oeconomy") was a defining work almost twenty years ago, provides an engaging introductory essay.
This oeconomy [16] of policing began to break down around the 17th century as the static, stable, rural communities of Europe began to break up.
To Law's doctrines, Steuart in his 1767 An Enquiry into the Principles of Political Oeconomy added four more.
Dettelbach shows how facts 'as the shortsighted uncoordinated work of individuals' had to be reconciled with the needs of nations to define themselves, their right to space and eventually even their right to occupy a larger space on the globe in the interests of a larger divine 'oeconomy'.