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- ethick (obsolete)
From Old French ethique, from Late Latin ethica, from Ancient Greek ἠθική (ēthikḗ), from ἠθικός (ēthikós, “of or for morals, moral, expressing character”), from ἦθος (êthos, “character, moral nature”).
- Moral, relating to morals.
ethic (plural ethics)
- 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.
- the morality of an action
- ethic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- ethic in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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