Probity meaning

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Probity is defined as honesty and integrity.

An example of probity is a quality of that one expects to see in a policeman.

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Uprightness in one's dealings; integrity.
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Complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness.
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Origin of probity

  • Middle English probite from Old French from Latin probitās from probus upright, good per1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French probité, from Latin probitas (“uprightness, honesty"), from probus (“good, excellent, honest"); see probe, prove.

    From Wiktionary