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Meaning of ethical

eth•i•cal

Pronunciation: (eth'i-kul), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to or dealing with morals or the principles of morality; pertaining to right and wrong in conduct.
  2. being in accordance with the rules or standards for right conduct or practice, esp. the standards of a profession: It was not considered ethical for physicians to advertise.
  3. (of drugs) sold only upon medical prescription.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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