[ben-thuh m, -tuh m]
- Jeremy,1748–1832, English jurist and philosopher.
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If an Acacia, Mr. Bentham says, it is different from any he knows.
Mr. Bentham rose to his feet, and began slowly to draw on his gloves.
Mr. Bentham discreetly ignored the covert threat in Wrayson's words.
Mr. Bentham betrayed no sign of interest or curiosity of any sort.
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- Jeremy . 1748–1832, British philosopher and jurist: a founder of utilitarianism. His works include A Fragment on Government (1776) and Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789)
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