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Synonyms for improbity

departure from what is legally, ethically, and morally correct

lack of integrity


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The transaction's rating may be negatively impacted by the provisional measures imposed by a judge presiding over the Improbity lawsuit, which looks to secure payment of potential damages awarded.
The results of previous empirical studies diverge on the actions of the municipal councils of Education and Health in reducing or increasing the acts of administrative improbity by the public agents.
The Law of Administrative Improbity of 1992 was enacted to expedite corruption cases and to empower the MP's office as a body of horizontal accountability.
Though corruption, lawlessness and other social evils are the mountains beyond the reach of the scavenging process of the administrative hand of the state, yet a positive signal emanating from the broad section of the people is that they have started thinking about the flaws in the system, social inequities, inconsistencies and improbity that have permeated society.
It is the keenest spur and the surest of all guards against improbity.
Problems suggesting flaws in character or moral improbity can be disqualifying; these include felonies, any open-law violation (even relatively minor infractions such as excessive parking tickets), drug use, shoplifting, driving under the influence, possession of alcohol as a minor, and other misdemeanors spelled out in excruciating detail in the regulations.
It is the keenest spur to exertion, and the surest of all guards against improbity. It keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial.
They are, in fact, absolutely essential to his project of exposing the lethal improbity and injustice of conventional Victorian bourgeois prejudice against the fallen woman.
The authors wanted to test the degree of "police improbity" (behavior that can be considered unethical, dishonest, or corrupt).
897, 902 (2000) (citing "the perception of corruption `inherent in a regime of large individual financial contributions' to candidates for public office as a source of concern `almost equal' to quid pro quo improbity") (quoting Buckley v.
But Cardano reduced Tacitus to "a most ambitious man, attached to the faction of the optimati" (that is, senatorial opponents of imperial power) and "a priest of idols and a man of the highest ambition and improbity, if you want to put together his life from his own words." [77]