Definitions: (1) rightness of principle or practice; an upright character; conduct according to honest principles; righteousness; moral charm; (2) correct method or judgment

Derivation: Latin, “straight”

Synonyms: honesty, integrity, justice

Quote: O may I join the choir invisible of those immortal dead who live again in minds made better by their presence; live in pulses stirred to generosity, in deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn for miserable aims that end with self, in thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, and with their mild persistence urge men’s search to vaster issues. — Mary Ann Evans [pen name: George Eliot] (1819–1880) English novelist

Symbol: the lance