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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary


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Relating to the action or conduct of life, or that which determines an action to be good or virtuous.

2. A moral agent is a being that is capable of those actions that have a moral quality, and which can properly be denominated good or evil in a moral sense.

3. A moral certainty is a very strong probability, and is used in contradistinction to mathematical probability.

4. Moral fitness is the agreement of the actions of any intelligent being with the nature, circumstances, and relation of things.

5. A moral impossibility is a very great or insuperable difficulty; opposed to a natural impossibility.


6. Moral obligation is the necessity of doing or omitting any action in order to be happy and good.


7. Moral Philosophy is the science of manners, the knowledge of our duty and felicity.


8. Moral sense, that whereby we perceive what is good, virtuous, and beautiful in actions, manners, and characters; or it is a kind of satisfaction in the mind arising from the contemplation of those actions of rational agents which we call good or virtuous: some call this natural conscience, others intuitive perception of right and wrong, &c.

See article SENSE.

9. Moral law.


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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Moral'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. 1802.

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