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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]

economy

/econ·o·my/ (e-kon´ah-me) the management of domestic affairs.
token economy  in behavior therapy, a program of treatment in which the patient earns tokens, exchangeable for rewards, for appropriate personal and social behavior and loses tokens for antisocial behavior.
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Oeconomy is a distributive virtue, and consists not in saving, but in selection.
This is a largely insightful and persuasive reading of the play, despite a false note struck at the very end of the chapter that interprets Falstaff's unsuccessful efforts to conceal himself as "evocative of the open secret of female oeconomy, whose looming presence was acknowledged by all except the blind eye of coverture itself" (110).
He and Elizabeth also took up farming, which they continued hopefully for years despite their predictable lack of success: "They kept a Dairy Farm at Sutton," remembered one friend, "had seven milch cows, but they always sold their Butter cheaper than their Neighbours, as they had not the least idea of oeconomy, [so] that they were always behindhand and in arrears with Fortune.
The roots of cost-push doctrine go back at least to Sir James Steuart's 1767 Inquiry into the Principles of Political Oeconomy, a book Lionel Robbins describes as a "sort of compendium of all subsequent anti-quantitative theories of money" (Robbins 1971, p.
Carolus Linnaeus, The Oeconomy of Nature (1751), quoted in DONALD WORSTER, NATURE'S ECONOMY: THE ROOTS OF ECOLOGY 36 (1977).
Whieldon, 1787) and Bennett Cuthbertson's System for the Compleat Interior Management and Oeconomy of a Battalion of Infantry (Bristol: A.