An example of an ethic is valuing all human life.
The humanist ethic.
The success ethic.
Origin of ethic
- Middle English ethik from Old French ethique (from Late Latin ēthica) (from Greek ēthika ethics) and from Latin ēthicē (from Greek ēthikē) both from Greek ēthikos ethical from ēthos character s(w)e- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French ethique, from Late Latin ethica, from Ancient Greek ἠθική (ēthike), from ἠθικός (ēthikos, “of or for morals, moral, expressing character”), from ἦθος (ēthos, “character, moral nature”).