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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: concerned with principles of right and wrong or
           conforming to standards of behavior and character based
           on those principles; "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny";
           "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral
           convictions"; "a moral life" [ant: immoral]
    2: psychological rather than physical or tangible in effect; "a
       moral victory"; "moral support"
    n 1: the significance of a story or event; "the moral of the
         story is to love thy neighbor" [syn: moral, lesson]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Moral \Mor"al\, n.
   1. The doctrine or practice of the duties of life; manner of
      living as regards right and wrong; conduct; behavior; --
      usually in the plural.
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            Corrupt in their morals as vice could make them.
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   2. The inner meaning or significance of a fable, a narrative,
      an occurrence, an experience, etc.; the practical lesson
      which anything is designed or fitted to teach; the
      doctrine meant to be inculcated by a fiction; a maxim.
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            Thus may we gather honey from the weed,
            And make a moral of the devil himself. --Shak.
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            To point a moral, or adorn a tale.    --Johnson.
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            We protest against the principle that the world of
            pure comedy is one into which no moral enters.
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   3. A morality play. See Morality, 5.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Moral \Mor"al\, a. [F., fr. It. moralis, fr. mos, moris, manner,
   custom, habit, way of life, conduct.]
   1. Relating to duty or obligation; pertaining to those
      intentions and actions of which right and wrong, virtue
      and vice, are predicated, or to the rules by which such
      intentions and actions ought to be directed; relating to
      the practice, manners, or conduct of men as social beings
      in relation to each other, as respects right and wrong, so
      far as they are properly subject to rules.
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            Keep at the least within the compass of moral
            actions, which have in them vice or virtue.
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            Mankind is broken loose from moral bands. --Dryden.
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            She had wandered without rule or guidance in a moral
            wilderness.                           --Hawthorne.
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   2. Conformed to accepted rules of right; acting in conformity
      with such rules; virtuous; just; as, a moral man. Used
      sometimes in distinction from religious; as, a moral
      rather than a religious life.
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            The wiser and more moral part of mankind. --Sir M.
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   3. Capable of right and wrong action or of being governed by
      a sense of right; subject to the law of duty.
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            A moral agent is a being capable of those actions
            that have a moral quality, and which can properly be
            denominated good or evil in a moral sense. --J.
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   4. Acting upon or through one's moral nature or sense of
      right, or suited to act in such a manner; as, a moral
      arguments; moral considerations. Sometimes opposed to
      material and physical; as, moral pressure or support.
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   5. Supported by reason or probability; practically
      sufficient; -- opposed to legal or demonstrable; as, a
      moral evidence; a moral certainty.
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   6. Serving to teach or convey a moral; as, a moral lesson;
      moral tales.
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   Moral agent, a being who is capable of acting with
      reference to right and wrong.

   Moral certainty, a very high degree or probability,
      although not demonstrable as a certainty; a probability of
      so high a degree that it can be confidently acted upon in
      the affairs of life; as, there is a moral certainty of his

   Moral insanity, insanity, so called, of the moral system;
      badness alleged to be irresponsible.

   Moral philosophy, the science of duty; the science which
      treats of the nature and condition of man as a moral
      being, of the duties which result from his moral
      relations, and the reasons on which they are founded.

   Moral play, an allegorical play; a morality. [Obs.]

   Moral sense, the power of moral judgment and feeling; the
      capacity to perceive what is right or wrong in moral
      conduct, and to approve or disapprove, independently of
      education or the knowledge of any positive rule or law.

   Moral theology, theology applied to morals; practical
      theology; casuistry.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Moral \Mor"al\, v. i.
   To moralize. [Obs.] --Shak.
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5. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018)

   Mentioned in "An Overview of Ada", J.G.P. Barnes, Soft Prac &
   Exp 10:851-887 (1980).

6. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906)
MORAL, adj.  Conforming to a local and mutable standard of right. 
Having the quality of general expediency.

        It is sayd there be a raunge of mountaynes in the Easte, on
one syde of the which certayn conducts are immorall, yet on the other
syde they are holden in good esteeme; wherebye the mountayneer is much
conveenyenced, for it is given to him to goe downe eyther way and act
as it shall suite his moode, withouten offence.
                                                 _Gooke's Meditations_

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