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Meaning of ETHIC

Pronunciation:  'ethik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct

ETHIC is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: ethical code, moral principle, value orientation, value-system
 See Also: Chartism, double standard, precept, principle, principle, system, system of rules



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Eth"ic\, Ethical \Eth"ic*al\, a. [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

      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?