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Noun: utilitarianism  yoo,ti-lu'teh-ree-u,ni-zum
  1. Doctrine that the useful is the good; especially as elaborated by Jeremy Bentham and James Mill; the aim was said to be the greatest happiness for the greatest number

Derived forms: utilitarianisms

Type of: doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought

Encyclopedia: Utilitarianism