deontic


de·on·tic

adjective \(ˌ)dē-ˈän-tik\

Definition of DEONTIC

:  of or relating to moral obligation :  deontological

Origin of DEONTIC

Greek deont-, deon that which is obligatory, from neuter of present participle of dein to lack, be needful — more at deuter-
First Known Use: 1951

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