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Definition of ethics:

  1. The science of human duty; the body of rules of duty drawn from this science; a particular system of principles and rules concerting duty, whether true or false; rules of practice in respect to a single class of human actions; as, political or social ethics; medical ethics.

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categorical imperative, social values, norms, honesty, goodness, principles, morals, ethical motive, natural law, ethos, moral practice, integrity, moral conduct, ethos, values, standards, mores, the Golden Rule, moral code, morality, moral philosophy, social laws, code of right and wrong.

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