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deontic

[dee-on-tik] /diˈɒn tɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to duty and moral obligation as ethical concepts.
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deontic

/diːˈɒntɪk/
adjective
1.
(logic)
  1. of or relating to such ethical concepts as obligation and permissibility
  2. designating the branch of modal logic that deals with the formalization of these concepts
Word Origin
C19: from Greek deon duty, from impersonal dei it behoves, it is binding
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