Ben·​tham·​ism ˈben(t)-thə-ˌmi-zəm How to pronounce Benthamism (audio)
: the utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham and his followers
Benthamite noun or adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Benthamism was in 1820

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“Benthamism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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