|1.||a moral principle or set of moral values held by an individual or group: the Puritan ethic|
|2.||another word for ethical|
|[C15: from Latin ēthicus, from Greek éthikos, from ēthos custom; see |
ethics eth·ics (ěth'ĭks)
The rules or standards governing the conduct of a person or the conduct of the members of a profession.
The branch of philosophy that deals with morality. Ethics is concerned with distinguishing between good and evil in the world, between right and wrong human actions, and between virtuous and nonvirtuous characteristics of people.