ethics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction
eth·​ics | \ ˈe-thiks \

Legal Definition of ethics

: the principles of conduct governing an individual or a profession — see also ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct

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“Ethics.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/ethics. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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