An example of virtue is the following of all the Ten Commandments.
A plan with the virtue of being practical.
Believed in the virtue of prayer.
The virtue of a medicine.
- On the grounds or basis of; by reason of:Well-off by virtue of a large inheritance.
- because of; on the grounds of
- to accept with an agreeable or positive attitude that which must be accepted anyway
Origin of virtue
- Middle English vertu from Old French from Latin virtūs manliness, excellence, goodness from vir man wī-ro- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition