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The quality of being right or correct
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  1. The quality of being right or correct
  2. The use of authority and power to uphold what is right, just, or lawful
  3. The attainment of what is just, especially that which is fair, moral, right, merited, or in accordance with law:
The quality of being impartial; fairness.
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The state of being just; fairness
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The quality or condition of being decent; propriety of conduct and speech; proper behavior, modesty, courtesy, etc.
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  1. The quality or condition of being decent; propriety of conduct and speech; proper behavior, modesty, courtesy, etc.
  2. Surroundings or services deemed necessary for an acceptable standard of living.
  3. Things needed for a proper or comfortable standard of living
A refraining from lying, cheating, or stealing; a being truthful, trustworthy, or upright
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  1. A refraining from lying, cheating, or stealing; a being truthful, trustworthy, or upright
  2. (Uncountable) The act, quality, or condition of being honest
  3. Any of a genus (Lunaria) of plants of the crucifer family, with purple and white flowers and large, flat, oval pods; esp., a plant (L. annua) whose pods are used in winter bouquets
Uprightness in one's dealings; integrity
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  1. Uprightness in one's dealings; integrity
  2. Complete and confirmed integrity; uprightness:
Correctness of judgment or method
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  1. Correctness of judgment or method
  2. The quality or condition of being correct in judgment.
  3. Conduct according to moral principles; strict honesty; uprightness of character
A completely accurate account of the facts; an affirmative defense in a suit for defamation. A completely accurate account of the facts; an affirmative defense in a suit for defamation.
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  1. A completely accurate account of the facts; an affirmative defense in a suit for defamation. A completely accurate account of the facts; an affirmative defense in a suit for defamation.
  2. Such statements considered as a group:
  3. A particular belief or teaching regarded by the speaker as the true one
Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code:
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  1. Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code:
  2. The quality or state of being unimpaired; perfect condition; soundness
  3. The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness:
Benevolence or generosity toward others or toward humanity.
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  1. Benevolence or generosity toward others or toward humanity.
  2. Something given to help the needy; alms.
  3. (Christianity) The theological virtue defined as love directed first toward God but also toward oneself and one's neighbors as objects of God's love.
(Uncountable) The quality of being charitable.
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  1. (Uncountable) The quality of being charitable.
  2. (Rare, countable) A particular kind or instance of this quality.
The accuracy of an account of an event.
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  1. The accuracy of an account of an event.
  2. That which is true; truth
  3. An established or verified fact, principle, etc.
Acceptance of a tissue graft or transplant without immunological rejection.
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  1. Acceptance of a tissue graft or transplant without immunological rejection.
  2. The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others.
  3. (Med.) The natural or developed ability to resist the effects of the continued or increasing use of a drug, etc.
A turn in the direction of the right hand or side.
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  1. A turn in the direction of the right hand or side.
  2. What is right, or just, lawful, morally good, proper, correct, etc.
  3. (Baseball, short for) right field
The quality of being fair and unprejudiced; impartiality
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  1. The quality of being fair and unprejudiced; impartiality
  2. Freedom from prejudice; impartiality.
  3. Sharp honesty or frankness in expressing oneself
A sense of principled uprightness of character; personal integrity:
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  1. A sense of principled uprightness of character; personal integrity:
  2. (Sports) The right of being first at the tee in golf.
  3. A keen sense of right and wrong; adherence to action or principles considered right; integrity
To determine the difference between the sum of the credits and the sum of the debits of an account. To determine the difference between the sum of the credits and the sum of the debits of an account. The act of estimating, measuring, or weighing two things in comparison to each other. For example, the balancing of the risks and benefits of filing a lawsuit. To offset or counteract. To place or keep in equilibrium or proportion, such as balancing competing interests. The result of balancing.
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  1. To determine the difference between the sum of the credits and the sum of the debits of an account. To determine the difference between the sum of the credits and the sum of the debits of an account. The act of estimating, measuring, or weighing two things in comparison to each other. For example, the balancing of the risks and benefits of filing a lawsuit. To offset or counteract. To place or keep in equilibrium or proportion, such as balancing competing interests. The result of balancing.
  2. Whatever is left over; remainder
  3. A weighing device, especially one consisting of a rigid beam horizontally suspended by a low-friction support at its center, with identical weighing pans hung at either end, one of which holds an unknown weight while the effective weight in the other is increased by known amounts until the beam is level and motionless.
The state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes
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  1. The state or quality of being moderate; avoidance of extremes
  2. The process of moderating a discussion
  3. An instance of moderating: bringing something away from extremes, especially in a beneficial way
Courteous behavior; politeness.
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  1. Courteous behavior; politeness.
  2. A courteous act or utterance.
  3. Politeness, esp. in a merely formal way
A factor to be considered in forming a judgment or decision:
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  1. A factor to be considered in forming a judgment or decision:
  2. A result of considering; an opinion or a judgment:
  3. Something of value to either the promisee or the promisor of a contract (usually cash, but also property, a promise to do something or not to do something, and so on) that is given or will be given by the promisee to the promisor in exchange for a performance or a promise of a performance by the promisor. For the contract to be enforceable, the consideration must be something that the promisee, to his or her detriment or loss, is giving up, or something that benefits the promisor. Something of value to either the promisee or the promisor of a contract (usually cash, but also property, a promise to do something or not to do something, and so on) that is given or will be given by the promisee to the promisor in exchange for a performance or a promise of a performance by the promisor. For the contract to be enforceable, the consideration must be something that the promisee, to his or her detriment or loss, is giving up, or something that benefits the promisor.
The sincere intention to be honest and law-abiding, as when negotiating a contract:
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  1. The sincere intention to be honest and law-abiding, as when negotiating a contract:
  2. A party’s state of mind in acting or carrying out an action or transaction, evincing honesty, fairness, full communication of any hidden issues or information, and an absence of intent to harm other individuals or parties to the transaction. A party’s state of mind in acting or carrying out an action or transaction, evincing honesty, fairness, full communication of any hidden issues or information, and an absence of intent to harm other individuals or parties to the transaction.
(Archaic) Peculiar or proper nature or state
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  1. (Archaic) Peculiar or proper nature or state
  2. Socially correct usages or behaviors.
  3. Conformity with accepted standards of proper manners or behavior
(Uncountable) Polite behavior.
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  1. (Uncountable) Polite behavior.
  2. An act or usage intended to honor or compliment
  3. (Countable) A polite gesture or remark.
(Uncountable) The state or characteristic of being reasonable.
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  1. (Uncountable) The state or characteristic of being reasonable.
  2. (Countable) A reasonable action or behaviour.
A rational act, belief, etc.
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  1. A rational act, belief, etc.
  2. A rational belief or practice.
  3. The quality or condition of being rational; reasonableness or the possession or use of reason
The fact or quality of being humane; kindness, mercy, sympathy, etc.
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  1. The fact or quality of being humane; kindness, mercy, sympathy, etc.
  2. Those branches of knowledge, such as philosophy, literature, and art, that are concerned with human thought and culture; the liberal arts.
  3. Humans considered as a group; the human race.
Soundness of moral principles; integrity
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  1. Soundness of moral principles; integrity
  2. Agreement with truth or fact; correctness
  3. (Countable) The result or product of being right.
(Law) Justice achieved not simply according to the strict letter of the law but in accordance with principles of substantial justice and the unique facts of the case.
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  1. (Law) Justice achieved not simply according to the strict letter of the law but in accordance with principles of substantial justice and the unique facts of the case.
  2. An equitable right or claim:
  3. A right or claim recognized in a court of equity
The state or quality of being equitable; equitability.
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Virtue; excellence
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  1. Virtue; excellence
  2. The best part, essence, or valuable element of a thing
  3. The state or quality of being good
(Uncountable) The property of being seemly, appropriateness of conduct or behavior.
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  1. (Uncountable) The property of being seemly, appropriateness of conduct or behavior.
  2. (Countable) The result or product of being seemly.
The quality of being suitable.
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An exchange of remarks or retorts on equal terms; repartee; banter
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  1. An exchange of remarks or retorts on equal terms; repartee; banter
  2. Lively exchange of ideas or conversation:
  3. (Idiomatic) A process of compromise or accommodation.
The quality or state of being evenhanded
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  1. The quality or state of being evenhanded
The state or quality of being disinterested.
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The quality, state, or character of being neutral
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  1. The quality, state, or character of being neutral
  2. (International law) The condition of a nation or government which refrains from taking part, directly or indirectly, in a war between other powers.
  3. The state or quality of being neutral; the condition of being unengaged in contests between others; state of taking no part on either side; indifference.
The characteristic of being open-minded.
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  1. The characteristic of being open-minded.
  2. Alternative form of open-mindedness.
Anything due or owed
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  1. Anything due or owed
  2. Deserved recognition
  3. Something owed or deserved:
(Uncountable) The property of being scrupulous.
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  1. (Uncountable) The property of being scrupulous.
  2. (Countable) The result or product of being scrupulous.
The quality of being exact; precision; accuracy
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  1. The quality of being exact; precision; accuracy
  2. The state or quality of being exact.
The state, fact, or quality of deserving well or, sometimes, ill; desert
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  1. The state, fact, or quality of deserving well or, sometimes, ill; desert
  2. Superior quality or worth; excellence:
  3. (--- Law) The factors to be considered in making a substantive decision in a case, independent of procedural or technical aspects:
The act or process of disconnecting or detaching; separation.
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  1. The act or process of disconnecting or detaching; separation.
  2. Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest:
  3. The dispatch of a military unit, such as troops or ships, from a larger body for a special duty or mission.
A lack of interest; indifference, apathy. [from 19th c.]
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  1. A lack of interest; indifference, apathy. [from 19th c.]
  2. Freedom from selfish bias or self-interest; impartiality.
  3. Lack of personal or selfish interest
Freedom from passion; an undisturbed state; apathy.
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  1. Freedom from passion; an undisturbed state; apathy.
  2. Freedom from passion, bias, or emotion; objectivity.
Precise observance of formalities.
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  1. Precise observance of formalities.
  2. A fine point of etiquette.
  3. A nice point of conduct, ceremony, etc.
A particularly efficacious, good, or beneficial quality; advantage:
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  1. A particularly efficacious, good, or beneficial quality; advantage:
  2. An example or kind of moral excellence:
  3. General moral excellence; right action and thinking; goodness or morality
Benignancy; kindliness
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  1. Benignancy; kindliness
  2. The quality or condition of being kind and gentle.
  3. A kind or generous act
An inclination to do good; kindliness
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  1. An inclination to do good; kindliness
  2. A compulsory tax or payment exacted by some English sovereigns without the consent of Parliament.
  3. An inclination to perform kind, charitable acts.
Required action or service:
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  1. Required action or service:
  2. A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract. A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract.
  3. An act or a course of action that is required of one by position, social custom, law, or religion:
The quality or state of being legitimate
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  1. The quality or state of being legitimate
  2. The quality or fact of being legitimate.
Legal aspects
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  1. Legal aspects
  2. The state or quality of being legal; lawfulness.
  3. Quality, condition, or instance of being legal or lawful
The state or quality of being rightful.
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  1. The state or quality of being rightful.
Property of being lawful, of obeying the law.
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  1. Property of being lawful, of obeying the law.
The state or quality of being straightforward.
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Pleasantness, especially of behaviour or personality; agreeableness. [from 19th c.]
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  1. Pleasantness, especially of behaviour or personality; agreeableness. [from 19th c.]
  2. (Computing, Unix) A value determining how much processor time to concede to a running process. (See also nice (verb), renice.)
Straightforward dealing with others
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  1. Straightforward dealing with others
Qualities and behavior befitting a sportsman
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  1. Qualities and behavior befitting a sportsman
  2. The conduct and attitude of participants in sports, especially when considered commendable as in fair play, courtesy, and grace in losing.
  3. The behaviour exhibited in playing sports, either good or bad.
Absence of discrimination.
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  1. Absence of discrimination.
  2. An act or policy of not engaging in discrimination.
  3. The practice or policy of refraining from discrimination.
(Informal) Any dealing or transaction that is honest and fair
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  1. (Informal) Any dealing or transaction that is honest and fair
Conformity to established rules.
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  1. Conformity to established rules.
  2. The act or fact of abiding by the rules as in sports or games; fairness and honor in dealing with competitors, customers, etc.
(Informal) Fair, just, or equitable treatment
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  1. (Informal) Fair, just, or equitable treatment
  2. A fair chance, as at achieving success.
(Countable, military) The unit so dispatched.
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  1. (Countable, military) The unit so dispatched.
  2. (Countable, military) A permanent unit organized for special duties.
  3. The state of being separate or detached.
A lack of interest; indifference, apathy. [from 19th c.]
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  1. A lack of interest; indifference, apathy. [from 19th c.]
  2. Freedom from selfish bias or self-interest; impartiality.
  3. Lack of interest or concern; indifference
The state or quality of being disinterested.
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Freedom from passion, bias, or emotion; objectivity.
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  1. Freedom from passion, bias, or emotion; objectivity.
  2. Freedom from passion; an undisturbed state; apathy.
The state or quality of being dispassionate.
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The state or quality of being equitable; equitability.
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The quality of being impartial; fairness.
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The quality of being impartial.
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  1. The quality of being impartial.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(--- Law) The upholding of what is just, especially fair treatment and due reward in accordance with honor, standards, or law:
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  1. (--- Law) The upholding of what is just, especially fair treatment and due reward in accordance with honor, standards, or law:
  2. The title of a justice of court.
  3. The administration, system, methods, or procedures of law:
The state of being just; fairness
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The quality of not being partisan, of remaining politically independent
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  1. The quality of not being partisan, of remaining politically independent
The characteristic of being objective; neutrality.
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That which one understands, often, as intellectually, of all and everything, of what is sensed as felt, thereof
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  1. That which one understands, often, as intellectually, of all and everything, of what is sensed as felt, thereof
  2. The state or quality of being objective.
  3. The object of understanding
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