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humanitarianism

[hyoo-man-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m or, often, yoo-] /hyuˌmæn ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm or, often, yu-/
noun
1.
humanitarian principles or practices.
2.
Ethics.
  1. the doctrine that humanity's obligations are concerned wholly with the welfare of the human race.
  2. the doctrine that humankind may become perfect without divine aid.
3.
Theology. the doctrine that Jesus Christ possessed a human nature only.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; humanitarian + -ism
Related forms
humanitarianist, noun
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Examples from the web for humanitarianism
  • Racism is not involved, nor are there issues that concern humanitarianism.
  • On one hand, basic humanitarianism demands that hunger elsewhere cannot be simply ignored.
British Dictionary definitions for humanitarianism

humanitarianism

/hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
humanitarian principles
2.
(ethics)
  1. the doctrine that man's duty is to strive to promote the welfare of mankind
  2. the doctrine that man can achieve perfection through his own resources
3.
(theol) the belief that Jesus Christ was only a mortal man
Derived Forms
humanitarianist, noun
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Word Origin and History for humanitarianism
n.

by 1794 as a Christian theological position, from humanitarian + -ism. Sense related to ethical benevolence attested by 1838.

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