Hobbism

noun Hob·bism \ 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

Hobbist

play \ˈhä-bist\ noun or adjective

First Known Use of hobbism

1691


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