ethicalness

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ethic \Eth"ic\, Ethical \Eth"ic*al\, adjective [L. ethicus, Gr. ?, fr. ? custom, usage, character, dwelling; akin to ? custom, Goth. sidus, G. sitte, Skr. svadh?, prob. orig., one's own doing; sva self + dh? to set: cf. F. ['e]thique. See {So}, {Do}.] Of, or belonging to, morals; treating of the moral feelings or duties; containing percepts of morality; moral; as, ethic discourses or epistles; an ethical system; ethical philosophy.

The ethical meaning of the miracles. --Trench.

{Ethical dative} (Gram.), a use of the dative of a pronoun to signify that the person or thing spoken of is regarded with interest by some one; as, Quid mihi Celsus agit? How does my friend Celsus do?

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ethical

adjective

1: of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics; "ethical codes"; "ethical theories"

2: conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior; "an ethical lawyer"; "ethical medical practice"; "an ethical problem"; "had no ethical objection to drinking"; "Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants"- Omar N. Bradley [ant: {unethical}]

3: adhering to ethical and moral principles; "it seems ethical and right"; "followed the only honorable course of action" [syn: {ethical}, {honorable}, {honourable}]


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