Definitions for rectitudeˈrɛk tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rec•ti•tudeˈrɛk tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud(n.)

  1. rightness of principle or conduct; moral virtue; righteousness.

  2. correctness.

  3. straightness.

Origin of rectitude:

1400–50; < MF < LL rēctitūdō straightness < L rēct(us)right

Princeton's WordNet

  1. uprightness, rectitude(noun)

    righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and honest


  1. rectitude(Noun)

    Straightness; the state or quality of having a constant direction and not being crooked or bent.

  2. rectitude(Noun)

    The fact or quality of being right or correct; correctness of opinion or judgement.

  3. rectitude(Noun)

    Conformity to the rules prescribed for moral conduct; (moral) uprightness, virtue.

  4. Origin: from rectitude, from rectitudo, from rectus, perfect passive participle of rego.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rectitude(noun)


  2. Rectitude(noun)

    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. Rectitude(noun)

    right judgment

Anagrams of rectitude

  1. certitude

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