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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]: 
 
  ethical 
  adj  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";  "had  the  moral  courage  to  stand  alone"  [syn:  {honorable}, 
  {honourable},  {moral}] 




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