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Definition of Rectitude

Rectitude

  1. Straightness.
  2. Rightness of principle or practice; exact conformity to truth, or to the rules prescribed for moral conduct, either by divine or human laws; uprightness of mind; uprightness; integrity; honesty; justice.
  3. Right judgment.

Rectitude Quotations

Justice is a certain rectitude of mind whereby a man does what he ought to do in the circumstances confronting him.
Thomas Aquinas

Neither liberal nor conservative politicians can resist the temptation to stand as mighty sequoias of rectitude amid the lowly underbrush of fundraising.
P. J. O'Rourke

Then, in the next place, we must know that every being which is endowed with reason, and transgresses its statutes and limitations, is undoubtedly involved in sin by swerving from rectitude and justice.
Origen

The sense of historical continuity, and a feeling for philosophical rectitude cannot, however, be compromised.
Herbert Read

Liberalism is a religion. Its tenets cannot be proved, its capacity for waste and destruction demonstrated. But it affords a feeling of spiritual rectitude at little or no cost.
David Mamet
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Rectitude Translations

rectitude in French is rectitude
rectitude in German is Geradheit
rectitude in Spanish is rectitud
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