metapurpose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

meta- +‎ purpose

Noun[edit]

metapurpose (plural metapurposes)

  1. A secondary or higher-level purpose.
    • 2003, Ira David Welch, The therapeutic relationship (page 210)
      In our discussion of power above, it is indicated that this defeats one of the metapurposes of counseling, which is to empower the client.