Origin of morality
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Examples from the Web for anti-morality
Even if it is an anti-morality tale, it tells a big story with swagger.Why No Oscar Love For 'Inside Llewyn Davis'?
January 20, 2014
- the quality of being moral
- conformity, or degree of conformity, to conventional standards of moral conduct
- a system of moral principles
- an instruction or lesson in morals
- short for morality play
Word Origin and History for anti-morality
late 14c., "moral qualities," from Old French moralité "moral (of a story); moral instruction; morals, moral character" (13c.) and directly from Late Latin moralitatem (nominative moralitas) "manner, character," from Latin moralis (see moral (adj.)). Meaning "goodness" is attested from 1590s.
Where there is no free agency, there can be no morality. Where there is no temptation, there can be little claim to virtue. Where the routine is rigorously proscribed by law, the law, and not the man, must have the credit of the conduct. [William H. Prescott, "History of the Conquest of Peru," 1847]