Adjective "deontological" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌdiːɒntəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'This distinction mirrors a major fault line in ethics between what are known as consequentialist and deontological theories.'
  2. 'These theories are sometimes called deontological, from the Greek word deon, or duty, in view of the foundational nature of our duty or obligation.'

Definitions

1. ethics, especially that branch dealing with duty, moral obligation, and right action.

More examples(as adjective)

"writings can be deontological."

Origin

(deontology)