What does the word economy mean?

Usage examples for economy

  1. Brandy is not good for health at any time; how much less so, when the very air we breathe is filled with a subtle poison, awaiting the least disturbance in the human economy to affect it with disease. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. Author Economy of Human Life, etc. – A Brief Handbook of English Authors by Oscar Fay Adams
  3. He said it was economy, but I know it was only spite. – Oswald Bastable and Others by Edith Nesbit