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 for Rectitude
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rectitude \Rec"ti*tude\ (r?k"t?*t?d), n. [L. rectitudo, fr.
     rectus right, straight: cf. F. rectitude. See Right.]
     1. Straightness. [R.] --Johnson.
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     2. Rightness of principle or practice; exact conformity to
        truth, or to the rules prescribed for moral conduct,
        either by divine or human laws; uprightness of mind;
        uprightness; integrity; honesty; justice.
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     3. Right judgment. [R.] --Sir G. C. Lewis.
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     Syn: See Justice.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and
           honest [syn: uprightness, rectitude]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "rectitude":
     angelicalness, assured probity, blamelessness, character,
     cleanness, conscientiousness, correctness, decency, erectness,
     estimableness, fairness, godliness, good character, goodness,
     high ideals, high principles, high-mindedness, honesty, honor,
     honorableness, immaculacy, incorruptibility, integrity,
     irreproachability, irreproachableness, justice, justness,
     moral excellence, moral rectitude, moral strength, morale,
     morality, nobility, principle, principles, probity, propriety,
     pureness, purity, reputability, respectability, right conduct,
     righteousness, rightness, saintlikeness, saintliness,
     scrupulousness, stainlessness, unimpeachability, unimpeachableness,
     unspottedness, uprightness, upstandingness, virtue, virtuousness,

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