Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun integrity

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

  • noun complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles

Etymologies

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

[Middle English probite, from Old French, from Latin probitās, from probus, upright, good; see per in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

  • Please, they contend Im a sloppy joe as great as peanut butter sandwich though in probity of this democracy we be a numba a single stunna in this nation my dopes.

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  • Please, they contend Im a sloppy joe as great as peanut butter sandwich though in probity of this democracy we be a numba a single stunna in this nation my dopes.

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  • "A reputation for probity is vital to exercising influence on the international stage and in conducting business successfully."

    Britain 'seen as more corrupt since MPs' expenses scandal'

  • Conroy had also told an ATUG breakfast whilst a shadow minister that the NBN process would be "open and transparent" - in stark contrast to the 'probity'-protected process that has eventuated.

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  • 20081110 Three black organisation in probity for attempted attempted attempted attempted attempted attempted attempted attempted murder of Sias Stander, Coligny rustic - mother stabbed twelve times, still shot upheld 4th attacker.

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  • 20081110 Three black organisation in probity for attempted attempted attempted attempted attempted attempted attempted attempted murder of Sias Stander, Coligny rustic - mother stabbed twelve times, still shot upheld 4th attacker.

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  • As for the so-called probity of private central banks, even their friends understand the problem:

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  • But when the idea of probity is carried out, so far as to imply a view of things comparatively disparaging to Christian morals, it mounts to an anti-climax, and falls over into the province of nonsense.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

  • “There are certain men in office who, in discharge of their functions, arrogate to themselves a degree of probity, which is to exclude all imputations and all inquiry.

    Fallacies of Anti-Reformers

  • His probity is a by-word; his benefactions have enriched the province.

    AN AUSTRALIAN IN CHINA

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