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ethical meaning and definition

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ETHICAL adjective

Definition of ethical (adjective)

  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
    • antonym: unethical
  3. adhering to ethical and moral principles
    • "it seems ethical and right"; "followed the only honorable course of action"
    • synonyms: honorable, honourable
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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