|part of speech:
||(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.
||(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