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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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    • 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'

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