follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for heteronomy
  • Someone's autonomy is guaranteed on others' heteronomy, and that's perceived as always proper.

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for heteronomy

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for heteronomy

18
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with heteronomy