of or pertaining to duty and moral obligation as ethical concepts. Unabridged
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deontic (diːˈɒntɪk)
 a.  of or relating to such ethical concepts as obligation and permissibility
 b.  designating the branch of modal logic that deals with the formalization of these concepts
[C19: from Greek deon duty, from impersonal dei it behoves, it is binding]

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The specification language used is based on a convenient extension of deontic logic.
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