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One entry found for virtue.
Main Entry: vir·tue
Pronunciation: primarystressvschwar-chü
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English vertu, virtu "behavior that fits with what is right or moral," from early French virtu (same meaning), from Latin virtus "strength, virtue, manly quality," from vir "man, male" --related to VIRILE
1 : conduct that agrees with what is morally right
2 : a particular moral quality <justice and charity are virtues>
3 : a desirable quality : MERIT <the virtues of country life>
- by virtue of or in virtue of : through the force of : by authority of

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