(countable and uncountable, plural moralities)
- (uncountable) Recognition of the distinction between good and evil or between right and wrong; respect for and obedience to the rules of right conduct; the mental disposition or characteristic of behaving in a manner intended to produce morally good results.
- (countable) A set of social rules, customs, traditions, beliefs, or practices which specify proper, acceptable forms of conduct.
- (countable) A set of personal guiding principles for conduct or a general notion of how to behave, whether respectable or not.
- (countable, archaic) A lesson or pronouncement which contains advice about proper behavior.
- (uncountable, rare) Moral philosophy, the branch of philosophy which studies the grounds and nature of rightness, wrongness, good, and evil.
- (countable, rare) A particular theory concerning the grounds and nature of rightness, wrongness, good, and evil.
From Anglo-Norman moralitÃ©, Middle French moralitÃ©, from Late Latin moralitas (“manner, characteristic, character"), from Latin mÅrÄlis (“relating to manners or morals"), from mos (“manner, custom").