natural virtue

Definitions of natural virtue
  1. noun
    (scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature
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    justice, justness
    the quality of being just or fair
    moderation, temperance
    the trait of avoiding excesses
    discretion in practical affairs
    strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
    equity, fairness
    conformity with rules or standards
    right, rightfulness
    anything in accord with principles of justice
    dryness, sobriety
    moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
    moderation in eating and drinking
    the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources
    frugality, frugalness
    prudence in avoiding waste
    backbone, grit, gumption, guts, moxie, sand
    fortitude and determination
    the ability to recover readily from adversity or change
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    cardinal virtue
    one of the seven preeminent virtues
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