heteronomy

[ het-uh-ron-uh-mee ]
/ ˌhɛt əˈrɒn ə mi /

noun

the condition of being under the domination of an outside authority, either human or divine.

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Origin of heteronomy

First recorded in 1815–25; hetero- + -nomy
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