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moral

  

      adj  
1    concerned with or relating to human behaviour, esp. the distinction between good and bad or right and wrong behaviour  
moral sense     
2    adhering to conventionally accepted standards of conduct  
3    based on a sense of right and wrong according to conscience  
moral courage, moral law     
4    having psychological rather than tangible effects  
moral support     
5    having the effects but not the appearance of (victory or defeat)  
a moral victory, a moral defeat     
6    having a strong probability  
a moral certainty     
7      (Law)   (of evidence, etc.) based on a knowledge of the tendencies of human nature  
      n  
8    the lesson to be obtained from a fable or event  
point the moral     
9    a concise truth; maxim  
10    pl   principles of behaviour in accordance with standards of right and wrong  
     (C14: from Latin moralis relating to morals or customs, from mos custom)  
   morally             adv  
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See also:

mortally, Moray, moral, modally

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
fit and proper means morally suitable

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