Can"dor (?), n. [Written also candour.] [L. candor, fr. candere; cf. F. candeur. See candid.]

1.

Whiteness; brightness; (as applied to moral conditions) usullied purity; innocence.

[Obs.]

Nor yor unquestioned integrity Shall e'er be sullied with one taint or spot That may take from your innocence and candor. Massinger.

2.

A disposition to treat subjects with fairness; freedom from prejudice or disguise; frankness; sincerity.

Attribute superior sagacity and candor to those who held that side of the question. Whewell.

 

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