Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Probity'
Probity Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
n : complete and confirmed integrity
- Probity \Prob"i*ty\, n. [F. probit['e], fr. L. probitas, fr.
probus good, proper, honest. Cf. Prove.]
Tried virtue or integrity; approved moral excellence;
honesty; rectitude; uprightness. ``Probity of mind.'' --Pope.
Syn: Probity, Integrity.
Usage: Probity denotes unimpeachable honesty and virtue,
shown especially by the performance of those
obligations, called imperfect, which the laws of the
state do not reach, and can not enforce. Integrity
denotes a whole-hearted honesty, and especially that
which excludes all injustice that might favor one's
self. It has a peculiar reference to uprightness in
mutual dealings, transfer of property, and the
execution of trusts for others.
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Probity Sample Sentences in News
- Packer clears probity check for Barangaroo casino
James Packer has officially been granted approval to operate a VIP casino at Barangaroo after clearing a probity check carried out by NSW gaming authorities. Read more on this news related to 'Probity'
- Swaziland: Something Is Rotten in the State of Swaziland
[Daily Maverick]Swaziland isn't known for the probity of its judicial system, so we can hardly be surprised that another two journalists are behind bars on spurious, politically-motivated charges. But the country's lack of democratic progress and casual disregard for human rights is not without consequence - although, as usual, it won't be the King who Read more on this news related to 'Probity'
- Moira gagged us, say audit petition group
MOIRA Council refuses to accept 1097-name petition calling for independent probity audit. Read more on this news related to 'Probity'