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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ethic  \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 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ethic 
  n  1:  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"  [syn:  {moral  principle}, 
  {value-system},  {value  orientation}] 
  2:  a  system  of  principles  governing  morality  and  acceptable 
  conduct  [syn:  {ethical  code}] 




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