heteronomy

[het-uh-ron-uh-mee]

Origin of heteronomy

First recorded in 1815–25; hetero- + -nomy
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Word Origin and History for heteronomy
n.

1798, "subjection to the rule of another power," from hetero- + Greek nomos "law" (see numismatics). Related: Heteronomic; heteronomous.

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