A set of moral principles, especially ones relating to or affirming a specified group, field, or form of conduct: the puritan ethic was being replaced by the hedonist ethic
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- The ethic of public service was passed on from his father, who worked in the island's customs office.
- The programme was also intended to develop the ethic of natural resource conservation.
- Miller was a persistent critic not of commerce, but of the commercial ethic as an all-embracing ideology.
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Definition of ethic in:
- The US English dictionary