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altruism(al′troo-ĭz-ĭm) [Fr. altruisme]
Acting for the benefit of others regardless of the consequences for oneself.
An action that is taken on behalf of others not because of one's own choosing but because of coercion, fiat, or legislation.altruist (al′troo-ist″) altruistic (al″troo-is′tik)