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honesty

noun accuracy, artlessness, authenticity, bluntness, candidness, candor, conscientiousness, exactitude, factualness, fairness, fidelity, fides, frankness, genuineness, guilelessness, high character, high principles, honorableness, impartiality, incorruptibility, ingenuousness, integrity, legitimacy, openness, plainness, plainspeaking, principles, probitas, reality, realness, reputability, repute, respectability, sanctity, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, simplicity, sincerity, soundness, stainlessness, trustworthiness, truth, truthfulness, unadulteration, unaffectedness, unconstraint, unreserve, unrestraint, unspuriousness, unvarnished truth, uprightness, upstandingness, validity, veraciousness, veracity, veridicality, verity, virtue, worthiness
Associated concepts: character evidence, reputation for honesty
See also: candor, conscience, equity, ethics, fairness, integrity, justice, principle, probity, rectitude, trustworthiness, truth, veracity

HONESTY. That principle which requires us to give every one his due. Nul ne doit slenrichir aux de ens du droit d'autrui.
     2. The very object of social order is to promote honesty, and to restrain dishonesty; to do justice and to prevent injustice. It is no less a maxim of law than of religion, do unto others as you wish to be done by.

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