Meaning of ethic

eth•ic

Pronunciation: (eth'ik), [key]
— n.
  1. the body of moral principles or values governing or distinctive of a particular culture or group: the Christian ethic; the tribal ethic of the Zuni.
  2. a complex of moral precepts held or rules of conduct followed by an individual: a personal ethic.
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