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Hobbism

[hob-iz-uh m] /ˈhɒb ɪz əm/
noun
1.
the doctrines of, or those attributed to, Hobbes, especially the doctrine of absolute submission to a royal sovereign in order to avoid the anarchic disorder resulting from the uncontrolled competition of individual interests.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; Hobb(es) + -ism
Related forms
Hobbist, noun
Hobbistical, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Hobbism

Hobbism

/ˈhɒbɪzəm/
noun
1.
the mechanistic political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, which stresses the necessity for a powerful sovereign to control human beings
Derived Forms
Hobbist, noun
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