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  • 1 probity — pro‧bi‧ty [ˈprəʊbti ǁ ˈproʊ ] noun [uncountable] formal honesty and correctness: • An accountant provides assurance of fiscal probity to businesses. • The people managing these large pension funds are models of probity. * * * probity UK US… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: {Probity}, {Integrity} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 probity — I noun candidness, candor, conscience, dependability, deservingness, equitableness, equity, fair play, fairness, faith, frankness, good faith, goodness, guilelessness, high principles, honesty, honor, honorableness, impartiality, incorruptibility …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 probity — (n.) early 15c., from M.Fr. probité, from L. probitatem (nom. probitas) uprightness, honesty, from probus worthy, good (see PROVE (Cf. prove)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 probity — *honesty, honor, integrity Analogous words: uprightness, justness, conscientiousness, scrupulousness (see corresponding adjectives at UPRIGHT): *truth, veracity: rectitude, *goodness, virtue …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 probity — [n] fairness, honesty equity, fidelity, goodness, honor, integrity, justice, morality, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, sincerity, trustworthiness, truthfulness, uprightness, virtue, worth; concepts 411,645 Ant. deceit, dishonesty, unfairness …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 probity — ► NOUN ▪ honesty and decency. ORIGIN Latin probitas, from probus good …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 probity — [prō′bə tē, präb′ətē] n. [L probitas < probus, good, proper: see PROBE] uprightness in one s dealings; integrity …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Probity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Probity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 probity probity integrity rectitude Sgm: N 1 uprightness uprightness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 honesty honesty faith Sgm: N 1 honor honor Sgm …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 probity — [[t]pro͟ʊbɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT Probity is a high standard of correct moral behaviour. [FORMAL] He asserted his innocence and his financial probity …

    English dictionary

  • 11 probity — noun [ˈprɘʊbɘ/ɪti] integrity ...they can but bend our hearts to the love of probity and true honour,... Syn: honesty, goodness, decency, honor, virtue, godliness, saintliness …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 probity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Integrity Nouns 1. probity, integrity, rectitude; uprightness, conscience; honesty, faith; honor; good faith, bona fides; clean hands; dignity, respectability; right, justice. See repute, innocence,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 probity — pro|bi|ty [ˈprəubıti US ˈprou ] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: probitas, from probus honest ] formal complete honesty ▪ I have always found Bentner to be a model of probity in our dealings …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 probity — noun (U) formal complete honesty: I have always found Bentner to be a model of probity in our dealings …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 probity — noun Etymology: Middle English probite, from Latin probitat , probitas, from probus honest more at prove Date: 15th century adherence to the highest principles and ideals ; uprightness Synonyms: see honesty …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 probity — /proh bi tee, prob i /, n. integrity and uprightness; honesty. [1505 15; < L probitas uprightness, equiv. to prob(us) upright + itas ITY] Syn. rectitude. Ant. dishonesty. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 17 probity — Synonyms and related words: angelicalness, decency, equity, fairness, godliness, goodness, honesty, honor, integrity, justice, justness, moral rectitude, morale, morality, rectitude, right conduct, righteousness, rightness, saintlikeness,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 probity — pro|bi|ty [ proubəti ] noun uncount FORMAL a very moral and honest way of behaving …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 probity — see PROVE …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 probity — prob·i·ty || prəʊbÉ™tɪ n. honesty, integrity, truthfulness; fairness, uprightness, decency …

    English contemporary dictionary