To Bowring we also owe the deontology, which professes to represent Bentham's dictation.
This edition does not include the deontology, which, much rewritten, had been published by Bowring in 1834.
science of moral duty, 1826, from Greek deont-, comb. form of deon "that which is binding, duty," neuter present participle of dei "is binding;" + -logia "discourse" (see -logy). Said to have been coined by Bentham. Related: Deontological.