One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or consistent with the philosophical system of utilitarianism proposed by the English philosopher and jurist Jeremy Bentham.‘the Benthamite calculus of pains and pleasures’
- ‘I decided to be guided by the old Benthamite principle of the greatest happiness of the greatest number.’
- ‘Two suppressed poems of this period oppose Benthamite reform.’
- ‘It was not until 1825 that Benthamite reformers founded the university.’
- ‘Neither could be considered a utilitarian in the Benthamite sense.’
- ‘Though abandoning the Benthamite system of beliefs, he failed to devise in its stead a coherent system of thought of his own.’
A person who supports the philosophical system of utilitarianism proposed by the English philosopher and jurist Jeremy Bentham.‘for the Benthamite a natural right was both false and meaningless’
- ‘Benthamites believed that the poor had a right to relief.’
- ‘Besides the Benthamites, other forces had been mobilized.’
- ‘He's not a Benthamite.’
- ‘I've always considered myself more a Benthamite than anything else.’
- ‘The Benthamites opposed interference in the free market.’
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