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probity

[proh-bi-tee, prob-i-] /ˈproʊ bɪ ti, ˈprɒb ɪ-/
noun
1.
integrity and uprightness; honesty.
Origin of probity
1505-1515
1505-15; < Latin probitās uprightness, equivalent to prob(us) upright + -itās -ity
Can be confused
probity, propriety.
Synonyms
rectitude.
Antonyms
dishonesty.
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probity

/ˈprəʊbɪtɪ/
noun
1.
confirmed integrity; uprightness
Word Origin
C16: from Latin probitās honesty, from probus virtuous
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Word Origin and History for probity
n.

early 15c., from Middle French probité, from Latin probitatem (nominative probitas) "uprightness, honesty," from probus "worthy, good" (see prove).

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