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: a theory that knowledge is relative to the limited nature of the mind and the conditions of knowing
: a view that ethical truths depend on the individuals and groups holding them
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1865, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
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: the belief that different things are true, right, etc., for different people or at different times
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