- (rare) The state or quality of being ethical.
Variant of ethical
- having to do with ethics or morality; of or conforming to moral standards
- conforming to the standards of conduct of a given profession or group
- designating or of a drug obtainable only on a doctor's prescription
Origin of ethicalMiddle English ethik (; from Classical Latin ethicus ; from Classical Greek ēthikos ; from ēthos, character, custom ; from Indo-European base an unverified form swedh-, essential quality, own character from source Gothic swes, Classical Latin suus, one's own and amp; suescere, to become accustomed) + -al