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Meaning of HETERONOMY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Het`er*on"o*my\, n.
1. Subordination or subjection to the law of another;
   political subjection of a community or state; -- opposed
   to autonomy.

2. (Metaph.) A term applied by Kant to those laws which are
   imposed on us from without, or the violence done to us by
   our passions, wants, or desires. --Krauth-Fleming.

 

 

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