Definition of Bentham

1. Noun. English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831).

Exact synonyms: Jeremy Bentham
Generic synonyms: Jurist, Legal Expert, Philosopher



Definition of Bentham

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English habitational from=Old English dot=) derived from any of several places. ¹

2. Proper noun. Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher and social reformer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Bentham

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"The presentation of Radicalism by Bentham and Mill attracted the philosophic by its ... Bentham was timid and shy in society ; Mill was aggressive and bold, ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"The Restoration restored Bentham to his old parish of Broughton, he having been reinstalled on 29 Sept. 1660. He died on 16 April 1671, and on a stone ..."

3. James Mill: A Biography by Alexander Bain (1882)
"We are to bear in mind that Bentham was now sixty years of age, although scarcely at the beginning of his fame. Many of the incidents of the connexion with ..."

4. The Continental Legal History Series by Association of American Law Schools (1916)
"Bentham. — An interesting parallel and, in many respects, a valuable completion of Feuerbach's theory is to be found in the theory of the famous Englishman, ..."

5. A History of Continental Criminal Law by Ludwig von Bar (1916)
"Bentham. —• An interesting parallel and, in many respects, a valuable completion of ... See more fully the Critique of Bentham by John M. Zone, in Vol. ..."

6. Studies in History and Jurisprudence by James Bryce Bryce (1901)
"When Bentham began his career, case law, which reigned supreme, was by the legal profession generally, though of course not by such a man as Lord Mansfield, ..."

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