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Probity Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    probity n : complete and confirmed integrity
Probity Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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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    • Where is Congress of Shastriji today, asks grandson
      IT professional-turned-AAP leader has "strayed" from the path of simplicity and probity as exemplified by his grandfather Read more on this news related to 'Probity'
    • Congress has digressed from Shastri's old values: Grandson
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    • Congress has strayed from Shastri’s path of probity, says grandson
      IT professional-turned-AAP leader Adarsh Shastri today lamented that Congress has “strayed” from the path of simplicity and probity as exemplified by his grandfather and former Prime Minister Lal... Read more on this news related to 'Probity'

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