noun[mass noun] • formal
- Morally correct behaviour or thinking; righteousness: Mattie is a model of rectitudeMore example sentences
- One excellent way to forget it is to focus with righteous rectitude on the evils of others while focusing on the nobility of oneself.
- However they range from the model of rectitude to the reprobate, from the intellectual to the ignorant, we vary more.
- The ‘devoting’ of the people to God was a demonstration of the divine rectitude and justice.
late Middle English (denoting straightness): from Old French, from late Latin rectitudo, from Latin rectus 'right, straight'.