- integrity and uprightness; honesty.
1514, from M.Fr. probité, from L. probitatem (nom. probitas) "uprightness, honesty," from probus "worthy, good" (see prove).
"Arana moved with this family to Manaus and established a reputation for quiet probity—he had the biggest library in town. Meanwhile his minions expanded his realm on the Putumayo, bribing government officials and killing his competitors."
- Charles Mann, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created