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rectitude Line breaks: rec¦ti|tude
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛktɪtjuːd/

Definition of rectitude in English:


[mass noun] formal
Morally correct behaviour or thinking; righteousness: Mattie is a model of rectitude
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  • 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'.

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