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
"A reputation for probity is vital to exercising influence on the international stage and in conducting business successfully."
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.
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.
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.
As for the so-called probity of private central banks, even their friends understand the problem:
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.
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.
His probity is a by-word; his benefactions have enriched the province.
I have been your dupe; you have neither shame nor regret, nor remorse: you are rotten to the heart; you have never had an honest sentiment; you have not robbed as long as you had enough to satisfy your caprices; that is what is called probity by rich people of your stamp; then followed want of decency, then baseness, crime, and forgery.
I think due to myself, that, if only probity, which is a good thing in its place, brings you back, never return!