Reference/Meaning Formula
#1 A rule introduced to ensure that all in a social group know and meet the general requirements for virtuous functioning. Syn: precept, adage, motto, proverb, saying, truism. PH"6-L5
#2 A rule, determined by an ethical teaching, which constrains people in their functioning and depends on social pressure for personal control via moral exhortation. sPH"6-G15
#3 The characteristic rule of an ethical teaching. PH"5-L5
#4 See: virtue.  


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