Definition of probity in English:


Line breaks: prob¦ity
Pronunciation: /ˈprəʊbɪti
, ˈprɒb-/


[mass noun] formal
The quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency: financial probity
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  • The Qur'an does not clearly define any of these categories, but presumes a certain amount of moral probity on part of the reader.
  • 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 many achievements of Scottish insurance companies are witness to the talent within them and the high standards of integrity and probity they employ.


late Middle English: from Latin probitas, from probus 'good'.

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