ethicist

noun
eth·​i·​cist | \ ˈe-thə-sist How to pronounce ethicist (audio) \

Definition of ethicist

: a specialist in ethics

Examples of ethicist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aristotle is assuredly rated as one of the greatest thinkers of all time, serving as a grand and deeply probing philosopher, and viewed too as an ethicist that established many crucial ethical cornerstones. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 21 June 2022 Gabriel, the Google spokesperson, said Lemoine is a software engineer, not an ethicist. Nitasha Tiku, Washington Post, 11 June 2022 Gabrielle Blair is not a legal scholar or an ethicist or pundit. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, 20 May 2022 As an ethicist, Klein returns to an objective view of what the league is, and is not. David Wharton, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2022 Data ethicist Bridget Cogley suggests Datasheets for Datasets by AI expert Timnit Gebru and other researchers. Andrew Beers, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 MC Sullivan, chief health care ethicist for the archdiocese, said celebrating Mass communally is important to how Catholics profess their faith. Steve Leblanc, chicagotribune.com, 17 Apr. 2022 MC Sullivan, chief health care ethicist for the archdiocese, said celebrating Mass communally is important to how Catholics profess their faith. Anchorage Daily News, 17 Apr. 2022 The group would have to include a psychiatrist, psychologist, pharmacist, Utah Medical Association representative, neuroscience researcher, hospital representative, patient, therapist, attorney, ethicist and addiction clinician. The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ethicist

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ethicist was circa 1890

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26 Jun 2022

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“Ethicist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethicist. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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ethicist

noun
eth·​i·​cist | \ ˈeth-ə-səst How to pronounce ethicist (audio) \

Medical Definition of ethicist

: one who specializes in or is very concerned about ethics now ethicists must confront the unsettling question of whether to set limits on scientific inquiry— Ricardo Sookdeo

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