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ethical judgment

1. a moral decision made by an individual, especially a difficult one made in the context of a real or hypothetical ethical dilemma. Such judgments often reveal the beliefs that an individual applies in discriminating between right and wrong and the attitudes that comprise his or her basic moral orientation.

2. the faculty of making moral distinctions. Also called moral judgment.

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