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humanitarianism

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In theology, the doctrine that Jesus Christ possessed a human nature only.
  • noun The doctrine that mankind may become perfect without divine aid.
  • noun The doctrine that benevolence or philanthropy forms the sum of man's duties.
  • noun Humane or humanitarian principles; comprehensive humanism or philanthropy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Theol. & Ch. Hist.) The distinctive tenet of the humanitarians in denying the divinity of Christ; also, the whole system of doctrine based upon this view of Christ.
  • noun (Philos.) The doctrine that man's obligations are limited to, and dependent alone upon, man and the human relations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Humanitarian philosophy or practice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

humanitarian +‎ -ism

Examples

  • Your high-minded humanitarianism is only switched on when someone with an R after his name is in the White House.

    Matthew Yglesias » Conservatives’ Unhinged Attacks on Nancy Pelosi

  • To protect civilians in the name of humanitarianism?

    Benjamin R. Barber: The Dangerous Incoherence of American Policy in Libya

  • May 27th, 2007 at 12: 30 pm since humanitarianism is a big concern of everyone re: immigration one might consider that worrying about “brain drain” really screws over professionals who have to live through the corrupt kleptocracies in question.

    Matthew Yglesias » Visas for Degrees Again

  • And if humanitarianism is why we are there, you know, for the love of Iraquis, then I am certain you are ready to head to Darfur.

    Think Progress » 3800.

  • Nor is there a strong case to be made against applying a moral standard to diplomacy: using military might in the name of humanitarianism is an estimable principle.

    Sands of Empire

  • Nor is there a strong case to be made against applying a moral standard to diplomacy: using military might in the name of humanitarianism is an estimable principle.

    Sands of Empire

  • Nor is there a strong case to be made against applying a moral standard to diplomacy: using military might in the name of humanitarianism is an estimable principle.

    Sands of Empire

  • Nor is there a strong case to be made against applying a moral standard to diplomacy: using military might in the name of humanitarianism is an estimable principle.

    Sands of Empire

  • Independent humanitarianism is a daily struggle to assist and protect.

    Médecins Sans Frontières - Nobel Lecture

  • That “something” has often been done in the name of humanitarianism or neutrality.

    DELIVER US FROM EVIL

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