moral authority

Definition of moral authority

  1. :  trustworthiness to make decisions that are right and good The scandal has undermined the government's moral authority.

Word by Word Definitions

moralplay
  1. :  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

  1. :  the moral significance or practical lesson (as of a story)

    :  a passage pointing out usually in conclusion the lesson to be drawn from a story

    :  moral practices or teachings :  modes of conduct

authorityplay
  1. :  power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior

    :  freedom granted by one in authority :  right

    :  persons in command


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