Definition of Ethics

Of or relating to moral action, conduct, motive or character; as, ethical emotion; also, treating of moral feelings, duties or conduct; containing precepts of morality; moral. Professionally right or befitting; conforming to professional standards of conduct. Kraushaar v. La Vin, 181 Misc. 508, 42 N.Y.S.2d 857, 859.

Legal ethics. See Canon (Canons of judicial ethics ); Code of Professional Responsibility; Legal ethics.

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