- c380–289 b.c., Chinese philosopher.
Also called Mengtzu, Mengtse, Mengtze, Mengzi.
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- Chinese name Mengzi or Meng-tze. ?372–?289 bc, Chinese philosopher, who propounded the ethical system of Confucius
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