Benthamite

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Benthamite ‎(comparative more Benthamite, superlative most Benthamite)

  1. relating to the utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham.

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Benthamite ‎(plural Benthamites)

  1. one that subscribes to the utilitarian philosophy of Jeremy Bentham.
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 4, [1]
      Well, should we set aside the more disputable point whether for various reasons it was possible to anchor the fleet, then plausibly enough the Benthamites of war may urge the above.

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