[ kon-trak-tair-ee-uh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˌkɒn trækˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm /
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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.
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Also called con·trac·tu·al·ism [kuhn-trak-choo-uh-liz-uhm] /kənˈtræk tʃu əˌlɪz əm/ .
OTHER WORDS FROM contractarianismcon·trac·tar·i·an, adjectivecon·trac·tar·i·an·ist, adjective, noun
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How to use contractarianism in a sentence
His very contractualism, indeed, is part of this affection for the rational.Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham|Harold J. Laski