What is the meaning of "highest good"?

As I searched for it, I found the word "summum bonum" as a synonym for it, would someone please explain the meaning of the word "highest good" or "summum bonum"


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Google defines summum bonum as

summum bonum /ˌsʊməm ˈbɒnəm,ˌsʌməm ˈbəʊnəm/ noun noun: summum bonum; plural noun: summum bona the highest good, especially as the ultimate goal according to which values and priorities are established in an ethical system.

I think the exact meaning depends on the interpreter's religious background and his major overriding beliefs.


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