deontology


deontology

noun

  1. ethics, especially that branch dealing with duty, moral obligation, and right action.

noun

  1. the branch of ethics dealing with duty, moral obligation, and moral commitment
n.

science of moral duty, 1826, from Greek deont-, comb. form of deon “that which is binding, duty,” neuter present participle of dei “is binding;” + -logia “discourse” (see -logy). Said to have been coined by Bentham. Related: Deontological.

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