[ kon-trak-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˌkɒn trækˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm /
any of various theories that justify moral principles and political choices because they depend on a social contract involving certain ideal conditions, as lack of ignorance or uncertainty.
a general ethical theory that individuals make the right choices under a hypothetical social contract.
- contract furniture,
- contract labor,
- contract of employment,
- contract out,
- contract practice,
- contracted kidney,
- contracted pelvis,
Also called con·trac·tu·al·ism [kuh n-trak-choo-uh-liz-uh m] /kənˈtræk tʃu əˌlɪz əm/.
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