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ethics

 
Noun ethic has 2 senses
  1. ethic, moral principle, value-system, value orientation - the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group; "the Puritan ethic"; "a person with old-fashioned values"
    --1 is a kind of motivation, motive, need; principle; motivation, motive, need; principle
    --1 has particulars:
     hedonism; conscience, scruples, moral sense, sense of right and wrong; Inner Light, Light, Light Within, Christ Within; ethic, moral principle, value-system, value orientation; Chartism; ethical motive, ethics, morals, morality; hedonism; conscience, scruples, moral sense, sense of right and wrong; Inner Light, Light, Light Within, Christ Within; ethic, moral principle, value-system, value orientation; Chartism
  2. ethic, ethical code - a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct
    --2 is a kind of philosophy; system, system of rules; philosophy; system, system of rules
    --2 has parts: principle, precept
    --2 has particulars:
     bioethics; casuistry; eudemonism, endaemonism; hedonism; 2 senses of ethic ; ethic, ethical code; double standard; ethics, moral philosophy; bioethics; casuistry; eudemonism, endaemonism; hedonism; 2 senses of ethic ; ethic, ethical code; double standard
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