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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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. 
  3.  Right  judgment.  [R.]  --Sir  G.  C.  Lewis. 
  Syn:  See  {Justice}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  uprightness  as  a  consequence  of  being  honorable  and  honest 
  [syn:  {uprightness}] 

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