noun, plural mo·ral·i·ties for 4–6.
Origin of morality
Examples from the Web for morality
For us, the police embrace nothing if not working- and middle-class values and morality.Prosecutor Used Grand Jury to Let Darren Wilson Walk|Tom Nolan|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a country with a constitution that values secularism, religion is still the prime indicator of morality and goodness.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism|Regina Lizik|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That the fate of marriage as an institution has little to do with morality—and a lot more to do with money.The Real Enemy of Marital Bliss Are Those Most Opposed to Marriage Equality|Jay Michaelson|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All of this comes just as the Iranian parliament has passed a law that gives further powers to morality patrols.
In all, Schwitzgebel thinks that this study has been an important step forward in empirical research of morality.It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral|Elizabeth Picciuto|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Gods, in short belong to the region of belief, while morality belongs to that of practice.The Necessity of Atheism|Dr. D.M. Brooks
The man that don't need that has to be his own preacher here and sow and reap his own morality.A Man for the Ages|Irving Bacheller
A study of morale gave insight into many related factors, including that of morality.A Jewish Chaplain in France|Lee J. Levinger
Recent contemporary French writers are in no way doubtful of the meaning implied by the concept of Morality.Morals and the Evolution of Man|Max Simon Nordau
The high tone of its morality renders it an admirable small library for young members of the family.Clergymen and Doctors|Anonymous
noun plural -ties
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]