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deontology

deontology (dee-on-tol-ŏji) n. an ethical approach stating that certain things must be done or principles followed according to obligation or duty, without consideration of whether or not this will lead to the best consequences in the particular circumstances. Compare consequentialism.

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deontology

deontology science of duty. XIX. f. Gr. déon, deont- that which is binding, duty, n. prp. of deî it is binding, it behoves + -LOGY.

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