Origin of probity
Examples from the Web for probity
Nodding agreement, the other official dubbed the burst of probity around tax cuts “a newfound religion” for the GOP.Obama Unleashes Major Campaign to Extend the Payroll Tax Cut|Eleanor Clift|December 1, 2011|DAILY BEAST
But it clearly would have cast those shadows over the question of her general judgment and probity.
His firmness, his moderation, his probity, place him more opposite to Napoleon than he stood in the field of Waterloo.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
Downright and plain dealing, and abhorring to be deceived or to deceive, he was esteemed in the country for his sense and probity.
"I say that our John is honor, probity and delicacy itself," replied Madam Desmarais with welling emotion.The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2|Eugne Sue
The real, absolute evil is in the system of routine and ill-will which attack the statesmen of probity.His Excellency the Minister|Jules Claretie
The person recommended is always a good man, a man of probity, an excellent citizen, a very moral individual.The Wonders of Pompeii|Marc Monnier
British Dictionary definitions for probity
Word Origin for probity
Word Origin and History for probity
early 15c., from Middle French probité, from Latin probitatem (nominative probitas) "uprightness, honesty," from probus "worthy, good" (see prove).