from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One of the cardinal virtues.
- noun In the philosophy of David Hume, a virtue, such as benevolence, friendship, or modesty, that arises from natural inclination rather than from awareness of duty or social utility.
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- noun (scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature
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