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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness: "He was a gentlemanly Georgian, a person of early American probity” ( Mary McGrory).

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  • n. integrity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Tried virtue or integrity; approved moral excellence; honesty; rectitude; uprightness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Tried virtue or integrity; strict honesty; virtue; sincerity; high principle.
  • n. Synonyms Integrity, Uprightness, etc. (see honesty), worth, trustworthiness, trustiness, incorruptibility.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles

Etymologies

Middle English probite, from Old French, from Latin probitās, from probus, upright, good.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French probité, from Latin probitas ("uprightness, honesty"), from probus ("good, excellent, honest"); see probe, prove. (Wiktionary)

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