Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Utilita’rians.

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A word first used by John Stuart Mill; but Jeremy Bentham employed the word “Utility” to signify the doctrine which makes “the happiness of man” the one and only measure of right and wrong.   1
“Oh, happiness, our being’s end and aim…
For which we bear to live, or dare to die.”
Pope: Essay on Man, Epistle iv.



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