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 CEO had begun to lose sight of his ethics: he no longer cared who he hurt in order to build his riches.

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  • When he came to the company five years ago to lead, he wanted the ethics of the company to be self-evident in treating everyone with respect and never short-changing a client.

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  • Parents are responsible for teaching their children the difference between right and wrong and to instill these ethics early in life.

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