Definition of moral authority
: trustworthiness to make decisions that are right and good The scandal has undermined the government's moral authority.
Word by Word Definitions
: of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior : ethical
: expressing or teaching a conception of right behavior
: conforming to a standard of right behavior
: power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior
: freedom granted by one in authority : right
: persons in command
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