epikeia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐπιείκεια (epieíkeia, reasonableness).

Noun[edit]

epikeia (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy, theology) The principle in ethics that a law can be broken to achieve a greater good.
  2. reasonable

References[edit]

  • 'epikeia', in 'Catholic Almanac', b Felician A. Foy, St. Anthony's Guild, Rose M. Avato, Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., 1995.
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