Definition of Deontology

1. n. The science which relates to duty or moral obligation.



Definition of Deontology

1. Noun. (ethics) The ethical study of duties, obligations, and rights, with an approach focusing on the rightness or wrongness of actions themselves and not on the goodness or badness of the consequences of those actions. ¹

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Definition of Deontology

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Medical Definition of Deontology

1. The science relat to duty or moral obligation. Origin: Gr. Gen, necessity, obligation (p. Neut. Of it is necessary). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deontology

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Literary usage of Deontology

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1. The Philosophical System of Antonio Rosmini-Serbati by Antonio Rosmini (1882)
"deontology is either general or special. General Deonto- deontology treats of the perfectibility of beings in ..."

2. The Scientific Bases of Faith by Joseph John Murphy (1873)
"deontology is most nearly connected with Jurisprudence, or the science of the formal and technical rights and duties of men towards each other in society ..."

3. An Historical and Critical View of the Speculative Philosophy of Europe in by J. D. Morell (1853)
"... in its most complete, and at the same time most popular form, as a posthumous production, edited by Dr. Bowring, under the name of " deontology. ..."

4. Elements of Right and of the Law: To which is Added a Historical and by George Hugh Smith (1887)
"... or, as, it has been called by Bentham, deontology. ยง. In either case, it is evident that there is always a presumption in favor of liberty, ..."

5. The British and Foreign Medical Review: Or Quarterly Journal of Practical (1846)
"Medical deontology ; or, the Duties and Rights of Medical Practitioners. By Dr. MAXIMILIAN SIMON. 8vo, pp. 590. MEDICAL ethics have never attracted so much ..."

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