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heteronomy

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noun het·er·on·o·my \-mē\

Definition of heteronomy

  1. :  subjection to something else; especially :  a lack of moral freedom or self-determination



Origin and Etymology of heteronomy

heter- + -nomy (as in autonomy)


First Known Use: 1798

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