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heteronomy

noun het·er·on·o·my \-mē\

Definition of HETERONOMY

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

Origin of HETERONOMY

heter- + -nomy (as in autonomy)
First Known Use: 1798

Rhymes with HETERONOMY

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