Ethical monogamy is the practice of having only one relationship at a time that is carried out in an honest, authentic, genuine, caring and respectful manner.
In contrast to 'ethical non-monogamy' (and perhaps 'irresponsible monogamy'), people are emotionally and sexually involved with only one person at a time and have a strong sense of responsibility for how they impact one another's lives.

Ensuring both individuals are in a state where they feel fully informed about the others current feelings and status of their relationship is an important aspect of ethical monogamy. Regular check-in's and conversations are used to help both partners feel secure and healthy in their relationship.

This term has risen out of an era of disconnected, detached and damaging dating and relationship formats. If a relationship were to turn into an 'unethical state' or damaging place for either party, there is no longer an expectation that the relationship should continue in any way, shape or form.
by ponylegs007 September 18, 2018
A stupid argument cited by liberals in order to deny liberal media bias.
When the media harps on Mitt Romney's dog but fails to report on Barack Obama's brother, this is not media bias because these two things are ethically dissimilar.

When the media talks about George W. Bush mispronouncing words but ignores Barack Obama saying there are 57 states, this is not media bias because these two things are ethically dissimilar.
by 25Bingo July 3, 2013
Dude 1: Where were you yesterday?
Dude 2: You know I have a strong sleep ethic, I had to sleep after that all-nighter
by DJJC September 4, 2007
All hackers have the good ethic and respect for machines that do not belong to them. If you do not have this ethic than you are not a hacker you are a cracker.
Hackers only seek information, and knowledge. Using this for good and to advance their abilities.
by Nath November 8, 2004
The ugly ass girl at the counter at Cafe West had some customer ethics issues when I asked her about changing my coffee.
by Pretty Boy Swag aka Lil Wayne September 15, 2010
(n.) a concise summary of the details of any college discussion/ question/ debate relating to ethics.
Guy 1- "What happened in class yesterday, bro?"
Guy 2- "The prof talked about ethics and shit."
by Da Sperminator January 23, 2011
Meta-ethics is the branch of ethics that seeks to understand the nature of ethical properties, statements, attitudes, and judgments. Meta-ethics is one of the three branches of ethics generally studied by philosophers, the others being normative ethics and applied ethics.
There are three kinds of meta-ethics problems, or three general questions:

1) What is the meaning of moral terms or judgments? (moral semantics)
2) What is the nature of moral judgments? (moral ontology)
3) How may moral judgments be supported or defended? (moral epistemology) A question of the first type might be, "What do the words 'good', 'bad', 'right' and 'wrong' mean?" The second category includes questions of whether moral judgments are universal or relative, of one kind or many kinds, etc. Questions of the third kind ask, for example, how we can know if something is right or wrong, if at all.
by yyuryyubicuryy4me January 1, 2019