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deontology (noun) – 1. Ethical or moral theory concerned with duties and rights.
2. The doctrine that ethical status of an action lies in its adherence to a set of rules.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Deontology, the study of moral obligation, derives from Greek déon (stem déont-), a neuter participle used as a noun, meaning “what is binding, necessary, right,” a derivative of the verb déein, deîn “to bind, tie, fetter.” The combining form -logy “science” is completely naturalised in English. Deontology was coined and published by the British philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832) in 1826.

 


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