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  • n. A written, formal, and consistent set of moral rules, accepted by a person or by a group of people.

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Examples

  • Miss Bart was not familiar with the moral code of bachelors’ flat-houses, and her colour rose again as it occurred to her that the woman’s persistent gaze implied a groping among past associations.

    The House of Mirth

  • Thus the Greeks of classical times were in moral questions influenced rather by non-religious conceptions such as that of aidos (natural shame) than by fear of the gods; while one great religious system, namely Buddhism, explicitly taught the entire independence of the moral code from any belief in God.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Shintoism is divided into ten branches which differ only in their ceremonial details, the moral code of all being reduced to the single principle: follow the inspiration of your own heart and obey the emperor.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • The moral code of capitalisms elite is not built on any set of simple incentives.

    Creative Capitalism

  • He had to renounce all sins and assent to the law of God, nor was he baptized until the church was convinced that he knew the moral code and desired to follow it (Justin, Apol.,

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

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