1. [syn: humanitarianism, humanism]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Humanitarianism \Hu*man`i*ta"ri*an*ism\, n.
1. (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.
2. (Philos.) The doctrine that man's obligations are limited
to, and dependent alone upon, man and the human relations.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare
[syn: humanitarianism, humanism]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
30 Moby Thesaurus words for "humanitarianism":
BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, agape,
altruism, beneficence, benevolence, benevolent disposition,
benevolentness, bigheartedness, brotherly love, caritas,
charitableness, charity, do-goodism, flower power, generosity,
giving, goodwill, grace, greatheartedness, largeheartedness, love,
love of mankind, philanthropism, philanthropy, utilitarianism,