|1.||[ noun ] (sociology) the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group|
|Synonyms:||value-system ethic value_orientation|
"the Puritan ethic" "a person with old-fashioned values"
|Related terms:||principle Chartism|
|2.||[ noun ] the principle that conduct should be moral|
|Related terms:||principle categorical_imperative|