ethics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

eth·​ics
ˈe-thiks
: the principles of conduct governing an individual or a profession see also ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Cite this Entry

“Ethics.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/ethics. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!