summum bonum

noun
sum·​mum bo·​num | \ ˌsu̇-məm-ˈbō-nəm How to pronounce summum bonum (audio) , ˌsü-, ˌsə- \

Definition of summum bonum

: the supreme good from which all others are derived

First Known Use of summum bonum

1563, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for summum bonum

Latin

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“Summum bonum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summum%20bonum. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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