ethic

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From Old French ethique, from Late Latin ethica, from Ancient Greek ἠθική (ēthike), from ἠθικός (ēthikos, of or for morals, moral, expressing character), from ἦθος (ēthos, character, moral nature).

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ethic (comparative more ethic, superlative most ethic)

  1. Moral, relating to morals.

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ethic (plural ethics)

  1. a set of principles of right and wrong behaviour guiding, or representative of, a specific culture, society, group, or individual.
    I think the golden rule is a great ethic.
  2. the morality of an action

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