deontology

  • 1Deontology — De on*tol o*gy, n. [Gr. ? gen. ?, necessity, obligation (p. neut. of ? it is necessary) + logy.] The science which relates to duty or moral obligation. J. Bentham. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2deontology — index casuistry Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3deontology — science of moral duty, 1826, from Gk. deont , comb. form of deon that which is binding, duty, neut. prp. of dei is binding; + logia discourse (see LOGY (Cf. logy)). Said to have been coined by Bentham. Related: Deontological …

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  • 4deontology —    Deontology is the approach to ethics that concentrates on duty. More generally, it is the approach to ethics that holds that the fundamental bearers of moral properties are actions (or the will to perform certain actions), with states of… …

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  • 5deontology — [dē΄än täl′ə jē] n. [< Gr deon (gen. deontos), that which is binding, necessity < dein, to bind (see DIADEM) + LOGY] the ethical doctrine which holds that the worth of an action is determined as by its conformity to some binding rule rather …

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  • 6deontology —    This word (from the Greek deon, meaning obligation or necessity, and logos, meaning word or study ), in general, refers to the study of duties and obligations; in a more particular sense, deontology refers to an ethical system that judges… …

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  • 7deontology — noun Date: 1826 the theory or study of moral obligation • deontological adjective • deontologist noun …

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  • 8deontology — deontological /dee on tl oj i keuhl/, adj. deontologist, n. /dee on tol euh jee/, n. ethics, esp. that branch dealing with duty, moral obligation, and right action. [1820 30; < Gk deont that which is binding (s. of déon, neut. prp. of deîn to&#8230; …

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  • 9deontology — noun 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. See Also: deontic …

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  • 10deontology — The study of professional ethics and duties. [G. deon (deont ), that which is binding, pr. part. ntr. of dei, (impers.) it behooves, fr. deo, to bind, + logos, study] * * * de·on·tol·o·gy .dē .än täl ə jē n, pl gies the theory or study of moral&#8230; …

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  • 11DEONTOLOGY —    any ethical system which seeks to determine correct action without reference to the consequences …

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  • 12deontology — the theory or study of moral obligation Sciences and Studies …

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  • 13deontology — n. ethics, study of the obligation to do good deeds …

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  • 14deontology — [ˌdi:ɒn tɒlədʒi] noun Philosophy the study of the nature of duty and obligation. Derivatives deontological adjective deontologist noun …

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  • 15deontology — de·on·tol·o·gy …

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  • 16deontology — 1) an approach to ethical questions in which moral obligation is seen as arising from certain unvarying principles, which should be followed irrespective of their consequences (compare consequentialism). Such an approach is central to Kantian&#8230; …

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  • 17deontology — / deontological  Деонтология …

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  • 18deontology — de•on•tol•o•gy [[t]ˌdi ɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. pho ethics dealing esp. with duty, moral obligation, and right action • Etymology: 1820–30; &LT; Gk deont that which is binding (s. of déon, neut. prp. of deîn to bind) + o + logy de on•to•log′i•cal&#8230; …

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  • 19deontology — /diɒnˈtɒlədʒi/ (say deeon toluhjee) noun a theory of ethics based on the notion that actions must be founded in duty and moral obligation supported by universal law (opposed to consequentialism). {Greek deon that which is binding or needful&#8230; …

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  • 20deontology —   n. science of moral duty.    ♦ deontological, a.    ♦ deontologist, n …

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