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.

 

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