What does rectitude mean?

Definitions for rectitudeˈrɛk tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rectitude

    rek′ti-tūd, n. uprightness: correctness of principle or practice: integrity: correctness. [Fr.,—L. rectitudorectus, straight.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rectitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rectitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Benjamin Roberts:

    Religious rectitude is the sanctuary of the intellectually reticent

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    Your attitude is a multitude of aptitude and rectitude which decides your altitude in plenitude.

  3. Henry Ward Beecher:

    A reputation for good judgment, for fair dealing, for truth, and for rectitude, is itself a fortune.

  4. Saint Thomas Aquinas:

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

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