In a purposeful act of moral rectitude, the young boy turned in the wallet full of money that he had found on the road to the police station. Keeping the money might have been fun at first, but the boy’s inner rectitude or moral goodness would not allow him to keep something that was not his. The police sergeant praised the young fellow for his honest behavior and rectitude, and gave him a small financial reward.
Quiz: What is rectitude?
- Forthright and honest behavior.
- A reward for those who deserve it.
- An act of courage and self-denial.