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morality (noun) – 1. The quality of being in accord with standards of right or good conduct.
2. A system or collection of ideas of right and wrong conduct.
3. Virtuous conduct.
4. A rule or lesson in moral conduct: sermons noted for their moralities.
Source : The Free Dictionary
Etymology : Late 14th century, “moral qualities,” from Old French moralité “moral (of a story); moral instruction; morals, moral character” (13th century) and directly from Late Latin moralitatem (nominative moralitas) “manner, character,” from Latin moralis. Meaning “goodness” is attested from 1590s.