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Meaning of PROBITY

Pronunciation:  'prowbitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  complete and confirmed integrity
 

PROBITY is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: integrity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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