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Dictionary definition for: Ethical

1. (a) of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics; "ethical codes" "ethical theories"

2. (a) conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior; "an ethical lawyer" "ethical medical practice" "an ethical problem" "had no ethical objection to drinking" "Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants"- Omar N. Bradley

3. (s) adhering to ethical and moral principles; "it seems ethical and right" "followed the only honorable course of action" "had the moral courage to stand alone"

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