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moral

[ mawr-uhl, mor- ]
/ ˈmɔr əl, ˈmɒr- /
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adjective
noun
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Origin of moral

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English, from Latin mōrālis, equivalent to mōr- (stem of mōs) “usage, custom” + -ālis-al1

synonym study for moral

11. Morals, ethics refer to rules and standards of conduct and practice. Morals refers to generally accepted customs of conduct and right living in a society, and to the individual's practice in relation to these: the morals of our civilization. Ethics now implies high standards of honest and honorable dealing, and of methods used, especially in the professions or in business: ethics of the medical profession.

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moral , morale (see synonym study at the current entry)
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British Dictionary definitions for moral

moral
/ (ˈmɒrəl) /

adjective
noun

Derived forms of moral

morally, adverb

Word Origin for moral

C14: from Latin mōrālis relating to morals or customs, from mōs custom
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