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
References in classic literature ?
So far there had been no exception to its tacit rule that those who broke the law of probity must pay; and every one was aware that even Beaufort and Beaufort's wife would be offered up unflinchingly to this principle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is that time, many years ago, when we did not act quite as honorably, quite as uprightly, as we perhaps should have done--that unfortunate deviation from the path of strict probity we once committed, and in which, more unfortunate still, we were found out--that act of folly, of meanness, of wrong.
Honest Tyckelaer, with a heart full of spite and malice, and with no particular plan settled in his mind, was one of the foremost, being paraded about by the Orange party like a hero of probity, national honour, and Christian charity.
This sum, Mr Clennam would be happy to learn, he had, through the promptitude of several friends who had a lively confidence in his probity, already raised, with the exception of a trifling balance of one pound seventeen and fourpence; the loan of which balance, for the period of one month, would be fraught with the usual beneficent consequences.
A day or two after the Quilp tea-party at the Wilderness, Mr Swiveller walked into Sampson Brass's office at the usual hour, and being alone in that Temple of Probity, placed his hat upon the desk, and taking from his pocket a small parcel of black crape, applied himself to folding and pinning the same upon it, after the manner of a hatband.