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mor·al

(mōr'ăl)
1. Pertaining to the rightness or wrongness of an act.
2. Ethical; in accord with accepted rules of what is right.
3. Teaching or conveying a moral (i.e., a moral lession).

mor·al

(mōr'ăl)
1. Pertaining to the rightness or wrongness of an act.
2. Ethical; in accord with accepted rules of what is right.

moral,

adj relating to the conscience or moral sense or to the general principles of correct conduct.
References in classic literature ?
You are a good little darling--when your better qualities are brought out by a judicious application of moral force," said Agatha, good-humoredly.
By morals I do not mean the limited and literal signification of the term, such as is conveyed in its synonyme, morality, but the practices of men, as connected with their daily intercourse, their institutions, and their laws.
and the moral of THAT is--"Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.
I can see that already you have switched on the moral entirely, so perhaps we had better follow it up first.
The boundaries of personal influence it is impossible to fix, as persons are organs of moral or supernatural force.
The moral I draw is that the writer should seek his reward in the pleasure of his work and in release from the burden of his thought; and, indifferent to aught else, care nothing for praise or censure, failure or success.
The moral force of the attacking French army was exhausted.
SOME editors of newspapers were engaged in diffusing general intelligence and elevating the moral sentiment of the public.
He has lied so much and so notoriously that he has neither the legal nor moral right to tell the truth.
I have a theory that any physical defect has its correlative mental and moral defect.
On the title-page of Everyman we read: "Here beginneth a treatise how the high Father of heaven sendeth Death to summon every creature to come to give a count of their lives in this world, and is in the manner of a moral play.
I assert that a state of public feeling which does practically place physical training, in its estimation, above moral and mental training, is a positively bad and dangerous state of feeling in this, that it encourages the inbred reluctance in humanity to submit to the demands which moral and mental cultivation must inevitably make on it.