Hob·​bism | \ ˈhä-ˌbi-zəm How to pronounce Hobbism (audio) \

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

Other Words from Hobbism

Hobbist \ ˈhä-​bist How to pronounce Hobbist (audio) \ noun or adjective

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1691, in the meaning defined above

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“Hobbism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hobbism. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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