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Meaning of PROBITY

Pronunciation:  'prowbitee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  complete and confirmed integrity

PROBITY is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: integrity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Prob"i*ty\, n. [F. probit['e], fr. L. probitas, fr.
probus good, proper, honest. Cf. {Prove}.]
Tried virtue or integrity; approved moral excellence;
honesty; rectitude; uprightness. ``Probity of mind.'' --Pope.

Syn: {Probity}, {Integrity}.

Usage: Probity denotes unimpeachable honesty and virtue,
       shown especially by the performance of those
       obligations, called imperfect, which the laws of the
       state do not reach, and can not enforce. Integrity
       denotes a whole-hearted honesty, and especially that
       which excludes all injustice that might favor one's
       self. It has a peculiar reference to uprightness in
       mutual dealings, transfer of property, and the
       execution of trusts for others.