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Synonyms

rule

noun

a statement explaining what someone can or cannot do in a particular system, game, or situation

convention

noun

a way of behaving that is generally accepted as being normal and right

law

noun

a rule or set of principles that people follow for moral or religious reasons

code

noun

a set of rules about how something should be done or how people should behave

standards

noun

traditional principles of good behaviour

morals

noun

principles of right or wrong behaviour that are generally accepted by a society

conscience

noun

the ideas and feelings you have that tell you whether something you are doing is right or wrong

etiquette

noun

a set of rules for behaving correctly in social situations

ethics

noun

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

the proprieties

formal the rules of social behaviour that most people accept as correct

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a matter of principle

something that involves an important principle

be supposed to do/be something

to be expected to behave in a particular way, especially according to a rule, an agreement, or someone in authority

bylaw

noun

a rule made by an organization for its members

canon

noun

formal a generally accepted rule

code

noun

a complicated system of rules, relationships, or instructions

code of practice

noun

a set of rules about how people in a particular profession should behave in their work

conscience

noun

the ideas and principles of moral behaviour that the members of a community or group share

constitution

noun

a set of basic rules and principles for an organization that control how it operates

country code

noun

rules about the right way of behaving in the British countryside, for example closing gates after going through them to prevent animals from escaping

dictate

noun

formal a rule or principle that people must obey

diktat

noun

an official rule that people are forced to obey

discipline

noun

a strict set of rules that controls an activity or situation

double standard

noun

a rule or principle that is applied to some people but not others, in a way that is unfair

dress code

noun

a set of rules about what you should wear in a particular place or at a particular event

ethic

noun

a general principle or belief that affects the way that people behave

etiquette

noun

a set of rules about behaviour for people in a particular profession

framework

noun

a system of rules, laws, agreements etc that establish the way that something operates in business, politics, or society

golden rule

noun

an important basic principle that you should always obey when doing a particular activity

ground rules

noun

the basic rules or principles that govern the way that something is done

law

noun

a set of rules within a larger system that deal with a particular subject or area

lodestar

noun

mainly literary a principle that always influences or directs your actions

moralist

noun

someone who teaches, studies, or writes about moral principles

morality

noun

principles of right or wrong behaviour

morality

noun

a system of principles concerning right and wrong behaviour that is accepted by a particular group of people

morality

noun

the degree to which something is considered to be right or wrong

norms

noun

standards of behaviour that are accepted in a particular society

owe

verb

to think you should treat someone in a particular way

owe

verb

used about feelings that you should have about someone

owe

verb

used about things that you should say to someone

owe

verb

used about things that you should give to someone

precept

noun

formal a rule, instruction, or principle that teaches correct behaviour

protocol

noun

a set of rules for the correct way to behave on formal occasions

the Queensberry Rules

noun

informal standards of fair behaviour that people in a particular group expect

Rafferty’s rules

noun

Australianinformal a complete lack of rules

regime

noun

a system of rules that control something

regulation

noun

an official rule that controls the way that things are done

scruple

noun

a moral principle that prevents you from doing something that you think is bad

standing order

noun

a rule that says how a committee or institution should operate

statute

noun

a written rule made by an organization or institution

stipulation

noun

formal something that has been stipulated

the system

noun

rules that decide how a society, country, or organization should operate and that cannot be changed even though they seem unfair to you

table manners

noun

the way in which someone follows the social rules about how to eat food

work ethic

noun

the belief that hard work is important for developing someone’s moral character

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