ethicist

ethicist

[eth-uh-sist]
noun
a person who specializes in or writes on ethics or who is devoted to ethical principles.
Also, ethician [e-thish-uhn] .


Origin:
1890–95; ethic + -ist

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ethics (ˈɛθɪks)
 
n
1.  (functioning as singular) See also meta-ethics the philosophical study of the moral value of human conduct and of the rules and principles that ought to govern it; moral philosophy
2.  (functioning as plural) a social, religious, or civil code of behaviour considered correct, esp that of a particular group, profession, or individual
3.  (functioning as plural) the moral fitness of a decision, course of action, etc: he doubted the ethics of their verdict
 
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