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1. One of the cardinal virtues.
2. In the philosophy of David Hume, a virtue, such as benevolence, friendship, or modesty, that arises from natural inclination rather than from awareness of duty or social utility.
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|Noun||1.||natural virtue - (scholasticism) one of the four virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) derived from nature|
cardinal virtue - one of the seven preeminent virtues
prudence - discretion in practical affairs
fortitude - strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
Scholasticism - the system of philosophy dominant in medieval Europe; based on Aristotle and the Church Fathers