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probity

[ proh-bi-tee, prob-i- ]
/ ˈproʊ bɪ ti, ˈprɒb ɪ- /
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noun
integrity and uprightness; honesty.
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Origin of probity

First recorded in 1505–15; from Latin probitās “uprightness,” equivalent to prob(us) “upright” + -itās -ity

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH probity

probity , propriety
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British Dictionary definitions for probity

probity
/ (ˈprəʊbɪtɪ) /

noun
confirmed integrity; uprightness

Word Origin for probity

C16: from Latin probitās honesty, from probus virtuous
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