I have used the phrase, virtuous leadership, in my previous posting. Appended herewith an extract of the definition of virtue, from dictionary .com. I have used the term “pemimpin bervirtus” for lack of the equivalent Malay term. Machiavellian virtus got him into trouble with the church i.e against theological virtue. That will be a subject of a different posting.
moral excellence; goodness; righteousness.
conformity of one’s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness; rectitude.
chastity; virginity: to lose one’s virtue.
a particular moral excellence.
a good or admirable quality or property: the virtue of knowing one’s weaknesses.
effective force; power or potency: a charm with the virtue of removing warts.
virtues, an order of angels.
manly excellence; valor.
by or in virtue of, by reason of; because of: to act by virtue of one’s legitimate authority.
make a virtue of necessity, to make the best of a difficult or unsatisfactory situation.