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  1. a person who specializes in or writes on ethics or who is devoted to ethical principles.
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Also e·thi·cian [e-thish-uh n] /ɛˈθɪʃ ən/.

Origin of ethicist

First recorded in 1890–95; ethic + -ist
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  • With the purest intention he is much less of an ethicist than Kant.

    Julia Ward Howe

    Laura E. Richards

  • The "ethicist's fallacy" is the source of all absolutism in theory, and all intolerance in practice.

    The Philosophy of Spinoza

    Baruch de Spinoza

  • And it applies also to what one may, with a great deal of benefit, dub the "ethicist's fallacy."

    The Philosophy of Spinoza

    Baruch de Spinoza