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English noun: ethic

1. ethic (cognition) the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group

SamplesThe Puritan ethic.
A person with old-fashioned values.

Synonymsmoral principle, value orientation, value-system

Broader (hypernym)principle

Narrower (hyponym)Chartism

2. ethic (communication) a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct

Synonymsethical code

Broader (hypernym)system, system of rules

Narrower (hyponym)double standard

Part holonymprecept, principle

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