moral


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to moral: Moral development

moral

Law (of evidence, etc.) based on a knowledge of the tendencies of human nature

MORAL

Mentioned in "An Overview of Ada", J.G.P. Barnes, Soft Prac & Exp 10:851-887 (1980).
References in classic literature ?
thundered the Moral Principle, "and let me pass over you
Conflicting moral codes have been no more than the conflicting weapons of different classes of men; for in mankind there is a continual war between the powerful, the noble, the strong, and the well-constituted on the one side, and the impotent, the mean, the weak, and the ill-constituted on the other.
For moral courage is a worthless asset on this little floating world.
Tis so,' said the Duchess: `and the moral of that is--"Oh,
He had learnt his craft at the school of Alexander Pope, and he wrote moral stories in rhymed couplets.
There is no just ground, therefore, for the charge brought against me by certain ignoramuses -- that I have never written a moral tale, or, in more precise words, a tale with a moral.
The moral or lesson should be so plain, and so intimately interwoven with, and so necessarily dependent on, the narration, that every reader should be compelled to give to it the same undeniable interpretation.
As to whether any moral change accompanies a physical one, I can only say that I have met no proof of the fact.
1) Which of the two sovereigns is imbued with the Moral law?
The boundaries of personal influence it is impossible to fix, as persons are organs of moral or supernatural force.
By Old and New World, my excellent associate," he said, "it is not to be understood that the hills, and the valleys, the rocks and the rivers of our own moiety of the earth do not, physically speaking, bear a date as ancient as the spot on which the bricks of Babylon are found; it merely signifies that its moral existence is not co-equal with its physical, or geological formation.
But that is not all, that is not his worst defect; his worst defect is his perpetual moral obliquity, perpetual--from the days of the Flood to the Schleswig-Holstein period.