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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. Right judgment. [R.] --Sir G. C. Lewis. [1913 Webster] Syn: See Justice. [1913 Webster]