Ethics meaning

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Ethics is defined as a moral philosophy or code of morals practiced by a person or group of people.

An example of ethics is a the code of conduct set by a business.

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The study of the effects of moral principles and standards on human conduct. Business ethics deal with ethics in business, and with the constant process of optimizing profitability in the context of what is right and what is wrong.
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The study of standards of conduct and moral judgment; moral philosophy.
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The system or code of morals of a particular person, religion, group, profession, etc.
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A treatise on this study.
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(philosophy) The study of principles relating to right and wrong conduct.
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The standards that govern the conduct of a person, especially a member of a profession.
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Origin of ethics

  • 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”).

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