consequentialism

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con·se·quen·tial·ism

 (kŏn′sĭ-kwĕn′shə-lĭz′əm)
n.
The view that the value of an action derives solely from the value of its consequences.

con′se·quen′tial·ist n.

consequentialism

(ˌkɒnsɪˈkwɛnʃəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Philosophy) ethics the doctrine that an action is right or wrong according as its consequences are good or bad
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