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NOUN (1)

1. complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles;
- Example: "in a world where financial probity may not be widespread"
- Example: "he enjoys an exaggerated reputation for probity"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Probity \Prob"i*ty\, n. [F. probit['e], fr. L. probitas, fr. probus good, proper, honest. Cf. Prove.] Tried virtue or integrity; approved moral excellence; honesty; rectitude; uprightness. "Probity of mind." --Pope. [1913 Webster] Syn: Probity, Integrity. Usage: Probity denotes unimpeachable honesty and virtue, shown especially by the performance of those obligations, called imperfect, which the laws of the state do not reach, and can not enforce. Integrity denotes a whole-hearted honesty, and especially that which excludes all injustice that might favor one's self. It has a peculiar reference to uprightness in mutual dealings, transfer of property, and the execution of trusts for others. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

probity n 1: complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles; "in a world where financial probity may not be widespread"; "he enjoys an exaggerated reputation for probity"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "probity": angelicalness, decency, equity, fairness, godliness, goodness, honesty, honor, integrity, justice, justness, moral rectitude, morale, morality, rectitude, right conduct, righteousness, rightness, saintlikeness, saintliness, sincerity, trustworthiness, uprightness, virtue, virtuousness
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

PROBITY. Justice, honesty. A man of probity is one who loves justice and honesty, and who dislikes the contrary. Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. Sec. 772.