from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Frankness or sincerity of expression; openness.
- n. Freedom from prejudice; impartiality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. whiteness; brilliance
- n. the state of being sincere and open in speech; honesty in expression
- n. Impartiality
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Whiteness; brightness; (as applied to moral conditions) usullied purity; innocence.
- n. A disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom from prejudice or disguise; frankness; sincerity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Whiteness; clearness; brilliancy.
- n. Openness of heart; a. disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom from reserve or disguise; frankness; ingenuousness; sincerity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
- n. the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin, from candēre, to shine; see kand- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin candor ("brightness, whiteness"), from candeō ("I shine") (Wiktionary)