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[het-uh-ron-uh-mee] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒn ə mi/

the condition of being under the domination of an outside authority, either human or divine.

1798, “subjection to the rule of another power,” from hetero- + Greek nomos “law” (see numismatics). Related: Heteronomic; heteronomous.


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