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 for probity
From 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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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

From 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

From 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. 

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