ethical

ethical
eth·i·cal /'e-thi-kəl/ adj
1: of or relating to ethics
2: conforming to accepted professional standards of conduct
eth·i·cal·ly adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

ethical
I adjective above board, conforming to moral standards, conforming to professional conduct, decent, good, honest, honorable, idealistic, in accord with ethics, in accordance with the rules for right conduct, in accordance with the standards of a profession, just, law-abiding, legitimate, moral, moralis, principled, professional, relating to moral action, respectable, right, righteous, straight, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, unimpeachable, upright, virtuous associated concepts: Code of judicial Conduct, Code of Professional Responsibility II index high-minded, honest, incorruptible, just, law-abiding, meritorious, moral, proper, reputable, right (correct), scrupulous, upright

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


ethical
adj.
Morally right.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


ethical
adj. In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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