ethic - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1


    [plural] a set of principles that people use to decide what is right and what is wrong

    the ethics of filming people without their permission

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the study of the principles of right and wrong
  2. 2
    [singular] a general principle or belief that affects the way that people behave

    commitment to the Christian ethic

    See also work ethic