probity

[ proh-bi-tee, prob-i- ]
/ ˈproʊ bɪ ti, ˈprɒb ɪ- /

noun

integrity and uprightness; honesty.

Origin of probity

1505–15; < Latin probitās uprightness, equivalent to prob(us) upright + -itās -ity

Can be confused

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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