Word of the DaySaturday, January 29, 2000
\PRO-buh-tee\ , noun;
Complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness.
Unless some light is shed on shady dealings and some probity restored, more young lives will be blighted and careers choked off.
-- Norman Lebrecht, Who Killed Classical Music?
To suggest that this exemplar of financial probity was enriching himself at public expense was to shake the very foundations of the new Republic.
-- William Safire, Scandalmonger
Probity is from Latin probitas, from probus, "good, upright, virtuous."
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