|part of speech:
||a set of moral principles and values.
The immigrants brought with them a strong work ethic.
||(pl.) an individual's or group's moral principles.
The company tries to base its decisions on the ethics of its founders rather than purely on profit-making principles.The Ten Commandments, including "Thou shalt not kill" and "Thou shalt not steal," are part of the ethics taught by the Jewish and Christian religions.