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ethical +‎ -ity


ethicality (countable and uncountable, plural ethicalities)

  1. The state, quality, or manner of being ethical.
    • 1981, Jack Jones, "Social Darwinism Reconsidered," Political Psychology, vp. 3, no. 1/2, p. 247:
      Some reformers and sociologists, though the majority stuck by the older internationalist ethicalities, began to adopt imperialist and group Social Darwinist views.
    • 1995, Linda J. Skinner et al., "Academic Sexual Intimacy Violations: Ethicality and Occurrence Reports from Undergraduates," The Journal of Sex Research, vol. 32, no. 2, p. 133:
      As compared to the numerous studies focused on the incidence of student-faculty sexual involvement, few researchers have examined student perceptions of the ethicality of this form of sexual intimacy.



  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.