probity


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pro·bi·ty

 (prō′bĭ-tē)
n.
Complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness: "He was a gentlemanly Georgian, a person of early American probity" (Mary McGrory).

[Middle English probite, from Old French, from Latin probitās, from probus, upright, good; see per in Indo-European roots.]

probity

(ˈprəʊbɪtɪ)
n
confirmed integrity; uprightness
[C16: from Latin probitās honesty, from probus virtuous]

pro•bi•ty

(ˈproʊ bɪ ti, ˈprɒb ɪ-)

n.
integrity and uprightness; honesty.
[1505–15; < Latin probitās=prob(us) upright + -itās -ity]

probity

- Integrity, uprightness of character.
See also related terms for integrity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.probity - complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles; "in a world where financial probity may not be widespread"; "he enjoys an exaggerated reputation for probity"
integrity - moral soundness; "he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business"; "they admired his scrupulous professional integrity"

probity

probity

noun
The quality or state of being morally sound:
Translations

probity

[ˈprəʊbɪtɪ] Nprobidad f

probity

[ˈprəʊbɪti] nprobité f

probity

n (form)Redlichkeit f, → Integrität f (geh)

probity

[ˈprəʊbɪtɪ] nprobità, rettitudine f
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William Penn was termed Minquon by the Delawares, and, as he never used violence or injustice in his dealings with them, his reputation for probity passed into a proverb.
The buccaneer on the wave might relinquish his calling and become at once if he chose, a man of probity and piety on land; nor, even in the full career of his reckless life, was he regarded as a personage with whom it was disreputable to traffic or casually associate.
Near the Cathedral I saw another instance of probity.
A man disposed to view human nature as it is, without either flattering its virtues or exaggerating its vices, will see sufficient ground of confidence in the probity of the Senate, to rest satisfied, not only that it will be impracticable to the Executive to corrupt or seduce a majority of its members, but that the necessity of its co-operation, in the business of appointments, will be a considerable and salutary restraint upon the conduct of that magistrate.
Besides, his probity was irreproachable, in an age in which soldiers compromised so easily with their religion and their consciences, lovers with the rigorous delicacy of our era, and the poor with God's Seventh Commandment.
I will not," continued he, after a moment's silence, "conceal from you, that while your probity and exactitude up to this moment are universally acknowledged, yet the report is current in Marseilles that you are not able to meet your liabilities.
Darcy; but he will vouch for the good conduct, the probity, and honour of his friend, and is perfectly convinced that Mr.
I am rejoiced to hear you speak of Monsieur d'Emery as calculated for a post which requires a man of probity.
At one time she thought Antonio ought to have left carriage, horses, every thing, and flown to her rescue, as Charles had done; but now she saw that the probity of his soul forbade it.
I urge this not because I doubt the moral probity of those who disburse the funds, but because I know that they are not rightly applied.
Six days were allowed as the utmost term, and D'Artagnan was sufficiently acquainted with the good-will, the good-humor, and the relative probity of these illustrious recruits, to be certain that not one of them would fail in his appointment.
As this gentleman was a native born citizen of the United States, a person of great probity and worth, he was selected by Mr.