probity


pro·bi·ty

noun \ˈprō-bə-tē\

: the quality of a person who is completely honest

Full Definition of PROBITY

:  adherence to the highest principles and ideals :  uprightness

Examples of PROBITY

  1. <a person of indisputable probity must head the disciplinary panel>
  2. <the defense attorney questioned the probity of the witness>

Origin of PROBITY

Middle English probite, from Latin probitat-, probitas, from probus honest — more at prove
First Known Use: 15th century

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