[ dee-on-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌdi ɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi /
ethics, especially that branch dealing with duty, moral obligation, and right action.
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Origin of deontology
OTHER WORDS FROM deontologyde·on·to·log·i·cal [dee-on-tl-oj-i-kuhl], /diˌɒn tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivede·on·tol·o·gist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for deontology
This edition does not include the Deontology, which, much rewritten, had been published by Bowring in 1834.
To Bowring we also owe the Deontology, which professes to represent Bentham's dictation.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen
British Dictionary definitions for deontology
/ (ˌdiːɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ) /
the branch of ethics dealing with duty, moral obligation, and moral commitment
Derived forms of deontologydeontologist, noun
Word Origin for deontology
C19: from Greek deon duty (see deontic) + -logy
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