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Middle English, from Middle French rectitude, from Late Latin rectitudonem (accusative of rectitudo) "straightness", "uprighteness", from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] rectus -straight.
- 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.
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rectitude f. (plural rectitudes)
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