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n. pl. de·on·tol·o·gies
1. Ethical or moral theory concerned with duties and rights.
2. The doctrine that ethical status of an action lies in its adherence to a set of rules.

[Greek deon, deont-, obligation, necessity (from neuter present participle of dein, to need, lack; see deu-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + -logy.]

de·on′to·log′i·cal (-tə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
de·on′to·log′i·cal·ly adv.
de′on·tol′o·gist n.
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