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code of ethics

a statement encompassing the set of rules based on values and the standards of conduct to which practitioners of a profession are expected to conform. See also Code for Nurses, Hippocratic Oath.
A formalised standard of professional conduct

code of ethics

A summary (sometimes in written form) of a profession's values and standards of conduct.
See also: code


1. a set of rules governing one's conduct. Called also ethical code.
2. a system by which information can be communicated.
3. a set of alphabetical or numerical markers which are an index to a much larger bank of information.

code of ethics
see code of ethics.
genetic code
the arrangement of nucleotides in the polynucleotide chain of a chromosome that governs the transmission of genetic information to proteins, i.e. determines the sequence of amino acids in the polypeptide chain making up each protein synthesized by the cell. See also genetic code.
code of practice/conduct
a document produced by an authoritative body to provide a guide to people in their conduct relative to, for example, animal welfare, or their practice, for example, in the housing and feeding of pigs. It is the sort of document that is used when testing in a practical situation rules which are planned to be included in subsequent legislation.


rules or principles which govern right conduct. Each practitioner, upon entering a profession, is invested with the responsibility to adhere to the standards of ethical practice and conduct set by the profession.

code of ethics
the written rules of ethics.
veterinary ethics
the values and guidelines governing decisions in veterinary practice.
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The Alternate Assessment Code of Ethics informs school personnel involved in alternate assessments of ethical, nondiscriminatory assessment practices and underscores the diligence necessary to provide accurate assessment data for instructional decision-making.
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