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Definition of Probity


  1. Tried virtue or integrity; approved moral excellence; honesty; rectitude; uprightness.

Probity Quotations

Take from a man his reputation for probity, and the more shrewd and clever he is, the more hated and mistrusted he becomes.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Financial institutions, the corporate world and civil society - all must uphold high standards of probity in their working. Only a genuine partnership between the Government and its people can bring about positive change to create a just society.
Pratibha Patil

Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt.
Felix Adler

The man Dickens, whom the world at large thought it knew, stood for all the Victorian virtues - probity, kindness, hard work, sympathy for the down-trodden, the sanctity of domestic life - even as his novels exposed the violence, hypocrisy, greed, and cruelty of the Victorian age.
Robert Gottlieb

It is right that we be concerned with the scientific probity of metaphysics.
Gabriel Marcel
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Probity Translations

probity in German is Redlichkeit
probity in Latin is probitas
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