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cardinal virtue

noun

Definition of CARDINAL VIRTUE

1
:  one of the four classically defined natural virtues prudence, justice, temperance, or fortitude
2
:  a quality designated as a major virtue

Examples of CARDINAL VIRTUE

  1. <the cardinal virtue of wool is that it retains its insulating properties even when wet>

First Known Use of CARDINAL VIRTUE

14th century

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