The definition of an ethic is a rule of moral behavior.(noun)
An example of an ethic is valuing all human life.
See ethic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME ethik < OFr ethique < LL ethica < Gr ēthikē (technē), ethical (art): see ethical
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Origin: Middle English ethik
Origin: , from Old French ethique (from Late Latin ēthica, from Greek ēthika, ethics)
Origin: and from Latin ēthicē (from Greek ēthikē)
Origin: , both from Greek ēthikos, ethical
Origin: , from ēthos, character; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots.
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