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ethics

eth·ics

ethics

 
 
pronunciation:
e thihks
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part of speech: plural noun
definition 1: (used with a sing. verb) the branch of philosophy that deals with values pertaining to human conduct, such as good and bad or right and wrong actions and motives; moral philosophy.
definition 2: (used with a sing. or pl. verb) the rules of conduct or moral principles of an individual or a group.
Knowingly causing harm to a patient is a violation of the ethics of the medical profession.Though perhaps not strictly illegal, business ethics prevents the company from engaging in that type of practice.
similar words:
moral, morality, principle
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derivation: ethicist (n.)
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