a set of rules or principles of ethical conduct for a person or a group of people:The moral code and religious law of Islam deals with broad topics, such as crime and politics, but also with personal matters, like diet and prayer.She refused to take the job, saying that it was incompatible with her personal moral code.
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How to use moral code in a sentence
The homicide detective, like the painter, is motivated by a sense of fairness formed by faith and a nonnegotiable moral code.
After Lucky Strike pulled out of the agency, Faye broke her moral code and got Don a meeting with Heinz.‘Mad Men’ Premiere: Before Season 5, Let's Remember Season 4 | Jace Lacob | March 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
One comes from the fact that horror movies, even slasher flicks, generally stick to an almost Victorian moral code.
The former upholds a moral code, or points out its flaws and contradictions; the latter, by casting it all in good fun, condones.
At the university level, I was given permission to think differently and form a moral code of my own design.
The surplus was distributed in alms amongst the poor, a duty strenuously prescribed by their moral code.Ancient Faiths And Modern | Thomas Inman
His moral code was characterized by the same cool calculation.Mary Wollstonecraft | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
For that purpose we need a new moral code, and we can never win our victory without it.The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
What means the whole moral code of revealed religion regarding the due keeping of our own bodies, soberness, temperance, etc.?J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 1 | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The Decalogue is a very imperfect moral code; not at all superior to the religious and legislative codes of other ancient peoples.The Bible | John E. Remsburg