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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  


moral hazard  
      n     (Insurance)   a risk incurred by an insurance company with respect to the possible lack of honesty or prudence among policyholders  
moral majority  
      n   a presumed majority of people believed to be in favour of a stricter code of public morals  
     (C20: after Moral Majority, a right-wing US religious organization, based on silent majority)  
moral philosophy  
      n   the branch of philosophy dealing with both argument about the content of morality and meta-ethical discussion of the nature of moral judgment, language, argument, and value  
Moral Rearmament  
      n   a worldwide movement for moral and spiritual renewal founded by Frank Buchman in 1938,   (Also called)    Buchmanism     (Former name)    Oxford Group  
moral theology  
      n   the branch of theology dealing with ethics  
Zorrilla y Moral     (Spanish)  
      n   José (xo'se). 1817--93, Spanish poet and dramatist, noted for his romantic plays based on national legends, esp. Don Juan Tenorio (1844)  
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moral

  

      adj  
1    ethical  
2    blameless, chaste, decent, ethical, good, high-minded, honest, honourable, incorruptible, innocent, just, meritorious, noble, principled, proper, pure, right, righteous, upright, upstanding, virtuous  
      n  
3    lesson, meaning, message, point, significance  
4    adage, aphorism, apophthegm, epigram, gnome, maxim, motto, proverb, saw, saying  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj   amoral, dishonest, dishonourable, immoral, improper, sinful, unethical, unfair, unjust, wrong  

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authorized physical or moral person who disposes of the digital assets belonging to a deceased person
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