deontology

noun de·on·tol·o·gy \ ˌdē-ˌän-ˈtä-lə-jē \

Definition of deontology

: the theory or study of moral obligation

deontological

play \ˌdē-ˌän-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

deontologist

play \ˌdē-ˌän-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

First Known Use of deontology

1826

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deontology

noun de·on·tol·o·gy \ ˌdē-ˌän-ˈtäl-ə-jē \

medical Definition of deontology

plural deontologies
: the theory or study of moral obligation

deontological

play \ˌdē-ˌänt-ᵊl-ˈäj-i-kəl\ adjective

deontologist

play \ˌdē-ˌän-ˈtäl-ə-jəst\ noun

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