Sunday, February 19, 2006
Definitions for probity
- integrity and uprightness; honesty.
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Citations for probity
…in Judge Dukinfield we believed that Old Anse had chosen the one man among us with sufficient probity and honor and good sense--that sort of probity and honor which has never had time to become confused and self-doubting with too much learning in the law.
…nothing can support credit, be it public or private, but honesty; a punctual dealing, a general probity in every transaction.
Origin of probity
Probity came to English in the 1500s and finds its roots in the Latin probus meaning "upright."