Consequentialism definition

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The view that the value of an action derives solely from the value of its consequences.
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(ethics) The ethical study of morals, duties and rights with an approach that focuses consequences of a particular action.
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(ethics) The belief that consequences form the basis for any valid moral judgment about an action. Thus, from a consequentialist standpoint, a morally right action is one that produces a good outcome, or consequence.
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Noun

Singular:
consequentialism
Plural:
consequentialisms