natural virtue


noun

(especially among the scholastics) any moral virtue of which humankind is capable, especially the cardinal virtues: justice, temperance, prudence, and fortitude.

Nearby words

  1. natural science,
  2. natural selection,
  3. natural slope,
  4. natural theology,
  5. natural varnish,
  6. natural virtues,
  7. natural wastage,
  8. natural-born,
  9. naturalise,
  10. naturalism


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British Dictionary definitions for natural virtues

natural virtues

pl n

(esp among the scholastics) those virtues of which man is capable without direct help from God, specifically justice, temperance, prudence, and fortitudeCompare theological virtues
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