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deontology

Class:

noun | adjective

Etymology:

science of moral duty, from Greek deont-, combining form of deon "that which is...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Deontological ethics | deontology

the normative ethical position that judges the morality of an action based on the action's adherence to a rule or rules. It's sometimes described as "duty" or "obligation" or "rule" -based ethics, because rules "bind you to your duty". Deontological ... (40 of 2289 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

deontology | deontologist [noun, derived]

the branch of ethics dealing with duty, moral obligation, and moral commitment (12 of 251 words, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

deontology | deontological [adjective, related]

the ethical doctrine which holds that the worth of an action is determined as by its conformity to some binding rule rather than by its consequences (26 of 54 words, pronunciations)

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Oxford Dictionary:

deontology [philosophy] | deontological [derived] | deontologist [derived]

the study of the nature of duty and obligation (9 of 52 words, pronunciations)

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deontology | deontological [derived] | deontologist [derived]

Syllabification: (de·on·tol·o·gy) | [philosophy] | the study of the nature of duty and obligation. (12 of 52 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

deontology | deontological [adjective, related] | deontologist [noun, related]

Ethical theory concerned with duties and rights. (7 of 36 words, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

deontology [ethics]

The ethical study of duties, obligations, and rights, with an approach focusing on the rightness or wrongness of actions themselves and not on the goodness or badness of the consequences of those actions. (33 of 35 words)

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Merriam-Webster:

deontology | deontological [adjective, related] | deontologist [noun, related]

the theory or study of moral obligation (7 of 24 words, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

deontology

ethics, especially that branch dealing with duty, moral obligation, and right action. (12 of 17 words, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

deontology

the study of what is morally obligatory, permissible, right, or wrong (11 of 34 words, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Online Etymology:

deontology

First use: 1826

Origin: science of moral duty, from Greek deont-, combining form of deon "that which is binding, duty", neuter present participle of dei ... (22 of 33 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

deontology

Origin: Greek deon, deont-, obligation, necessity (from neuter present participle of dein, to need, lack; see ... (15 of 22 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

deontology

Origin: Greek deon (generally deontos), that which is binding, necessity from dein, to bind (see "diadem") + "-logy"

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Oxford Dictionary:

deontology [philosophy]

First use: early 19th century

Origin: Greek deont- "being needed or necessary" (from dei "it is necessary") + "-logy"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/deontology

deontology

First use: early 19th century

Origin: Greek deont- "being necessary" (from dei "it is necessary") + "-logy"

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Wiktionary:

deontology [ethics]

Origin: Ancient Greek δέον (deon, "that which is binding, needful, right, proper") + λόγος (logos, "argument").

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Collins Dictionary:

deontology

First use: 19th century

Origin: from Greek deon duty (see deontic) + -logy

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Encarta Dictionary:

deontology

First use: Early 19th century

Origin: Greek deont-

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deontic

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: Greek deont-, present participle of dein "be wanting, be needful"

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

deontology

Audio: British English pronunciation of "deontology"

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the Free Dictionary:

deontology

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Google Dictionary:

deontology

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

deontology

Audio: North American pronunciation of "deontology"

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YourDictionary Audio:

deontology

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