prudentialist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

prudential +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

prudentialist (plural prudentialists)

  1. One who is governed by, or acts from, prudential motives.
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      This is beautiful: yet I can not but think it would have been still more appropriate, if the water-pourer had been a Mr. Legality, a prudentialist offering his calculation of consequences as moral antidote to guilt and crime []