Definition of probity in English:

probity

noun

mass nounformal
  • The quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency.

    ‘financial probity’
    • ‘This they seem to regard as a mighty temple of moral probity and rhetorical genius.’
    • ‘We want all persons in Bahamian public life to act with probity, decorum, honesty and forthrightness.’
    • ‘Since he first gained national prominence 25 years ago as an earnest left-wing firebrand, his name has been a byword for probity and decency.’
    • ‘The Qur'an does not clearly define any of these categories, but presumes a certain amount of moral probity on part of the reader.’
    • ‘The many achievements of Scottish insurance companies are witness to the talent within them and the high standards of integrity and probity they employ.’
    integrity, honesty, uprightness, decency, morality, rectitude, goodness, virtue, right-mindedness, trustworthiness, truthfulness, honour, honourableness, justice, fairness, equity
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Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin probitas, from probus ‘good’.

Pronunciation

probity

/ˈprəʊbɪti//ˈprɒbɪti/