- rectococcygeal muscle
Origin of rectitude
Examples from the Web for rectitude
Maybe it is his own reputation for rectitude, a reputation buttressed by the lack of scandals in his administration.
Hopefully, their rectitude will persist into 2012 and 2013, when deficit reduction will be of growing importance.
He knew Richardson, his fellow Bay Stater, was a man of rectitude who would never, ever betray his trust with Cox.
I recognize it will be hard to overcome decades of mistrust, but we will proceed with courage, rectitude, and resolve.
Without this there can be no detection of the real difference, and no assurance of the rectitude of the discrimination we make.
What object have I, here and now, and everywhere and always, next to the rectitude of my own soul?The Romance Of Giovanni Calvotti|David Christie Murray
And children would have been born in original righteousness and rectitude.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. I|Martin Luther
And so, in his benignity, as in his rectitude and lowliness and purity, he stood in this address attired in Godly piety.Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;|Clark S. Beardslee
The habit of rectitude would cover him like armor, and proclaim him still of a chivalry to which he felt recreant.The Indian On The Trail|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Word Origin for rectitude
early 15c., "quality of being straight," from Middle French rectitude (14c.), from Late Latin rectitudinem (nominative rectitudo) "straightness, uprightness," from Latin rectus "straight" (see right (adj.1)). Sense of "upright in conduct or character" is from 1530s.