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consequentialism

noun con·se·quen·tial·ism \-shə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of CONSEQUENTIALISM

:  the theory that the value and especially the moral value of an act should be judged by the value of its consequences
con·se·quen·tial·ist \-ˌlist\ adjective or noun

First Known Use of CONSEQUENTIALISM

1982

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