Word of the Week: Rectitude

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  1. Righteously correct behavior or thinking. Righteousness.
  2. Straightness.
Tree RootsRoot: From the Latin word rectus.   In Latin this means “right or straight”.

“Rectitude is a perpetual victory, celebrated not by cries of joy but by serenity, which is joy fixed or habitual.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

rectitude word scrambleDid you know:

There is 1 person in Indiana with the name Rectitude. This makes it the 2,978,027th most popular name in the US.

What does it mean to have rectitude?

  • Physical rectitude is a physical state of being. It means being straight or aligned like a ruler. Land, objects and people can all possess physical rectitude.
  • Moral rectitude means conducting yourself with honor. This involves not becoming involved in plans or activities that may be nefarious or dishonest.
  • Fiscal rectitude involves working responsibly to keep debts under control by handling your money well, spending cautiously and sensibly.
  • Political rectitude is the rightness of people in their political relations. This includes the character of a nation or society as a whole.

    good versus evil


This week, your word is Rectitude

Let’s see it in a couple of sentences

  • The rectitude of politicians is often questioned.
  • Having a budget allows me to practice financial rectitude.

 Go forth, friends. Words are powerful. Use them well.

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    April 28, 2017 at 8:43am

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