humanitarianism


humanitarianism
humanitarianist, n.
/hyooh man'i tair"ee euh niz'euhm/ or, often, /yooh-/, n.
1. humanitarian principles or practices.
2. Ethics.
a. the doctrine that humanity's obligations are concerned wholly with the welfare of the human race.
b. the doctrine that humankind may become perfect without divine aid.
3. Theol. the doctrine that Jesus Christ possessed a human nature only.
[1825-35; HUMANITARIAN + -ISM]

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Universalium. 2010.

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