of, relating to, or based on some binding ethical rule; deontological
Origin of deonticfrom Classical Greek deon (gen. deontos) (see deontology) + -ic
Relating to or expressing moral duty or obligation: deontic concepts such as prohibition and permission.
Origin of deonticGreek deon deont- obligation, necessity ; see deontology .
(comparative more deontic, superlative most deontic)
From Ancient Greek Î´ÎÎ¿Î½ (deon, “what is right"); compare deontology