The basic concepts and fundamental principles of decent human conduct. It includes study of universal values such as the essential equality of all men and women, human or natural rights, obedience to the law of land, concern for health and safety and, increasingly, also for the natural environment. See also morality.

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  • The employee's lack of ethics was apparent when he refused to treat his female coworkers as his equals, resulting in his dismissal from the firm.

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