deontic

adjective
de·​on·​tic | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈän-tik How to pronounce deontic (audio) \

Definition of deontic

: of or relating to moral obligation : deontological

First Known Use of deontic

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deontic

Greek deont-, deon that which is obligatory, from neuter of present participle of dein to lack, be needful — more at deuter-

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“Deontic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deontic. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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