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Benthamism

[ben-thuh-miz-uh m, -tuh-] /ˈbɛn θəˌmɪz əm, -tə-/
noun
1.
the utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; Bentham + -ism
Related forms
Benthamic
[ben-tham-ik, -tam-] /bɛnˈθæm ɪk, -ˈtæm-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Benthamite
[ben-thuh-mahyt, -tuh-] /ˈbɛn θəˌmaɪt, -tə-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for benthamite

Benthamism

/ˈbɛnθəˌmɪzəm/
noun
1.
the philosophy of utilitarianism as first expounded by Jeremy Bentham in terms of an action being good that has a greater tendency to augment the happiness of the community than to diminish it
Derived Forms
Benthamite, noun, adjective
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