Meaning of “virtue” in the English Dictionary

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virtuenoun

uk /ˈvɜː.tʃuː/ us /ˈvɝː.tʃuː/

(Definition of “virtue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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virtuenoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈvɜr·tʃu/

virtue noun [ C/U ] (GOODNESS)

a good moral quality in a person, or the general quality of goodness in a person:

[ C ] Patience is a virtue.

virtue noun [ C/U ] (ADVANTAGE)

an advantage or benefit:

[ C ] Caution is a useful virtue.

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virtue

Please have pity on the people who have not been trained to fill in forms but are entitled to aid by virtue of their farming activities.
Citizenship is a status that is only granted to those who, by virtue of their birth or their merits, share common values.
They are three statesmen by virtue, frankly, of their age, but some would also say by virtue of their experience or their wisdom.
As we have said before, as a political symbol and by virtue of its social, economic and commercial implications, this enlargement goes immeasurably further than the preceding ones.
Patience is not necessarily a virtue.
In reality, the only virtue of the crisis is that it will wake up populations lulled by financial expectation facilities and anti-national propaganda.
However, its virtue ends there.
I believe that a secular state, by virtue of its structure, is the greatest guarantee of the space required for a diversity of beliefs.
Secondly, there should be no untoward discrimination between men and women, apart from what is necessitated by virtue of strictly biological differences, including maternity or special aspects of motherhood.
We must turn need into a virtue and try to turn the discord of the present into harmony in the future.