Farmers-General

Farmers-General, a name given in France prior to the Revolution to a privileged syndicate which farmed certain branches of the public revenue, that is, obtained the right of collecting certain taxes on payment of an annual sum into the public treasury; the system gave rise to corruption and illegal extortion, and was at best an unproductive method of raising the national revenue; it was swept away at the Revolution.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Farad
Faraday, Michael
Faraizi
Farel, William
Faria y Sousa, Manuel de
Farinata
Farinelli, Carlo
Farini, Luigo Carlo
Farmer, Richard
Farmer George
Farmers-General
Farne
Farnese
Farnese, Alessandro
Farnese, Alessandro
Farnese, Pietro Luigi
Faroe Islands
Farquhar, George
Farr, William
Farragut, David Glasgow
Farrar, Frederick William