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Definitions for probity
ˈproʊ bɪ ti, ˈprɒb ɪ-pro·bity

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. probity(noun)

    complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles

    "in a world where financial probity may not be widespread"; "he enjoys an exaggerated reputation for probity"


  1. probity(Noun)


    Etymology: From probité, from probitas, from probus; see probe, prove.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Probity(noun)

    tried virtue or integrity; approved moral excellence; honesty; rectitude; uprightness

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Probity

    prob′i-ti, n. uprightness: honesty: virtue that has been tested. [Fr.,—L. probitas, probus, good.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Probity

    誠実、高潔 in Japanese.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 17, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of probity in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of probity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of probity in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A private sector employee has to do his job with honesty ONLY to the extent of integrity with which his employer does own business, else that hired person has to often pay a hefty penalty for displaying in his work that extra probity.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A man’s probity reflects in his honesty in telling the reality to others candidly about the true nature of the women community, in general, and his wife, in particular, in his life.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    A sober and noble person cannot ignore its probity and wellness since it is its calibre and prestige.

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