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Word of the Day 12/09/17 Deontology

Deontology (noun)
deontology [dee-on-tol-uh-jee]


noun
1. ethics, especially that branch dealing with duty, moral obligation, and right action.



Origin: 1820-30; < Greek deont- that which is binding (stem of déon, neuter present participle of deîn to bind), equivalent to de- bind + -ont- present participle suffix + -o- + -logy

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