cardinal virtue

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  1. anything considered to be an important or characteristic virtue: Tenacity is his cardinal virtue.

  2. cardinal virtues, Ancient Philosophy. justice, prudence, temperance, and fortitude.

Origin of cardinal virtue

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50

Words Nearby cardinal virtue Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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