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    Default character-> the courage and character

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- President Bush paid tribute Monday to America's fighting men and women who died in battle, saying national leaders must have "the courage and character to follow their lead" in preserving peace and freedom.

    Hi! Could you please interpret 'character' refer to?
    There're 18 entries for this word in The American HeritageŽ Dictionary. I am kind of getting lost.

    I choose two entries which I think might close as belows. Please confirm whether I am right or not. Thanks in advance!

    Excerpt from The American HeritageŽ Dictionary
    # 1 The combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another.See Synonyms at disposition

    #4 Moral or ethical strength.

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    I think "Moral or ethical strength" is fine.
    Also, Moral quality; the principles and motives that control the life; as, a man of character; his character saves him from suspicion.

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    Default Re: character-> the courage and character

    Thank you, Kraken.

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