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English definition of “rectitude”

rectitude

noun [U] uk   /ˈrek.tɪ.tjuːd/ us    /-tə.tuːd/ formal
honesty and correct moral behaviour: An austere man of unquestioned moral rectitude, Nava inspired deep devotion in those who worked for him.Honesty, openness and sincerity
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