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 (bĕn′thəm), Jeremy 1748-1832.
British writer, reformer, and philosopher whose systematic analysis of law and legislation laid the foundations of utilitarianism.


(Biography) Jeremy. 1748–1832, British philosopher and jurist: a founder of utilitarianism. His works include A Fragment on Government (1776) and Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789)


(ˈbɛn θəm, -təm)

Jeremy, 1748–1832, English jurist and philosopher.
Ben′tham•ism, n.
Ben′tham•ite`, n., adj.
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