Definition of Natural virtue

1. Noun. (scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature.

Generic synonyms: Cardinal Virtue
Specialized synonyms: Justice, Justness, Moderation, Temperance, Prudence, Fortitude
Category relationships: Scholasticism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Natural Virtue

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Literary usage of Natural virtue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1897)
"... and similarly natural virtue is akin to virtue proper, and but is not identical with it . For it seems that the proper' various ..."

2. The Monks of the West, from St. Benedict to St. Bernard by Charles Forbes Montalembert, Aurélien Courson (1872)
"His respect for natural virtue.— Baptism of two old Pictish chiefs.— Columba's humanity: he redeems an Irish captive. — Frequent journeys among the Picts, ..."

3. The Theological and Literary Journal (1856)
"... Suggestions toward an Appreciative View of Moral Men, the Philosophy of the Present System of Morality, and the Relation of natural virtue to Religion. ..."

4. The Methodist Review (1855)
"... the Philosophy of the Present System of Morality, and the Relation of Natural Virtue to Religion. By the REV. ..."

5. Samuelis Rachelii ... De Jure Naturae Et Gentium Dissertationes by Samuel Rachel, Ludwig von Bar, John Pawley Bate (1916)
"The same relation that subsists between Prudence and Mental Ability subsists also between the latter natural virtue and what is strictly and preeminently ..."

6. Sermons and Discourses by Thomas Chalmers (1844)
"The Emptiness of natural virtue. " Bat I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you."—John i. 24. WHEN it is said, in a former verse of the gospel, ..."

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