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humanitarianism

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Concern for human welfare, especially as manifested through philanthropy.
  • n. The belief that the sole moral obligation of humankind is the improvement of human welfare.
  • n. Theology The doctrine holding that Jesus was human only and not divine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Humanitarian philosophy or practice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The distinctive tenet of the humanitarians in denying the divinity of Christ; also, the whole system of doctrine based upon this view of Christ.
  • n. The doctrine that man's obligations are limited to, and dependent alone upon, man and the human relations.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In theology, the doctrine that Jesus Christ possessed a human nature only.
  • n. The doctrine that mankind may become perfect without divine aid.
  • n. The doctrine that benevolence or philanthropy forms the sum of man's duties.
  • n. Humane or humanitarian principles; comprehensive humanism or philanthropy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare

Etymologies

humanitarian +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

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