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heteronomy

[het-uh-ron-uh-mee] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒn ə mi/
noun
1.
the condition of being under the domination of an outside authority, either human or divine.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; hetero- + -nomy
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  • Someone's autonomy is guaranteed on others' heteronomy, and that's perceived as always proper.
Word Origin and History for heteronomy
n.

1798, "subjection to the rule of another power," from hetero- + Greek nomos "law" (see numismatics). Related: Heteronomic; heteronomous.

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