improbity


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im·pro·bi·ty

 (ĭm-prō′bĭ-tē)
n.
Lack of probity; dishonesty.

[Middle English improbite, shameless persistence, from Old French, dishonesty, from Latin improbitās, from improbus, dishonest : in-, not; see in-1 + probus, honest, good; see per in Indo-European roots.]

improbity

(ɪmˈprəʊbɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
dishonesty, wickedness, or unscrupulousness
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improbity

noun
1. Departure from what is legally, ethically, and morally correct:
Informal: crookedness.
2. Lack of integrity:
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The Federal Prosecutors Office (Ministerio Publico Federal MPF) has filed a damage claim based on the Brazilian Improbity Act with the Federal Court in Rio de Janeiro against a Brazilian subsidiary of the Company, an intermediate holding company in Switzerland and a number of individuals, including former employees of the SBM Offshore Group.
Improbity or moral decay occurs when a decision-maker consents to or demands deviation from the appropriate decision-making criteria.
In actions concerning administrative improbity, the MPF is the only institution that can officially conduct a civil investigation (called inquerito civil).
In proportion as it is desirable for improbity to shroud
as a source of concern 'almost equal' to quid pro quo improbity.