noun \ˈhä-ˌbi-zəm\

Definition of HOBBISM

:  the philosophical system of Thomas Hobbes; especially :  the Hobbesian theory that people have a fundamental right to self-preservation and to pursue selfish aims but will relinquish these rights to an absolute monarch in the interest of common safety and happiness
Hob·bist \ˈhä-bist\ noun or adjective

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