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HON'OR, noun on'or
A testimony of esteem; any expression of respect or of high estimation by words or actions; as the honors of war; military honors; funeral honors; civil honors.
Dignity; exalted rank or place; distinction.
Reputation; good name; as, his honor is unsullied.
True nobleness of mind; magnanimity; dignified respect for character, springing from probity, principle or moral rectitude; a distinguishing trait in the character of good men.

Wholeness; entireness; unbroken state. The constitution of the U.States guaranties to each state the integrity of its territories. The contracting parties guarantied the integrity of the empire.
The entire, unimpaired state of any thing, particularly of the mind; moral soundness or purity; incorruptness; uprightness; honesty. integrity comprehends the whole moral character, but has a special reference to uprightness in mutual dealings, transfers of property, and agencies for others.
The moral grandeur of independent integrity is the sublimest thing in nature, before which the pomp of eastern magnificence and the splendor of conquest are odious as well as perishable.
Purity; genuine, unadulterated, unimpaired state; as the integrity of language.

RIGHTEOUSNESS, noun ri'chusness
Purity of heart and rectitude of life; conformity of heart and life to the divine law. righteousness as used in Scripture and theology, in which it is chiefly used, is nearly equivalent to holiness, comprehending holy principles and affections of heart, and conformity of life to the divine law. It includes all we call justice, honesty and virtue, with holy affections; in short, it is true religion.

TRUTH, noun
Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value.
True state of facts or things. The duty of a court of justice is to discover the truth Witnesses are sworn to declare the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Veracity; purity from falsehood; practice of speaking truth; habitual disposition to speak truth.
Real fact of just principle; real state of things.
JU'ROR, noun [Latin jurator; or rather juro, to swear.]
One that serves on a jury; one sworn to deliver the truth on the evidence given him concerning any matter in question or on trial.

When we fail to live by these principals we fail our own existence, we fail all that exists. When we use words to falsely accuse another we dishonor ourselves and cause great harm to another.
FALSELY, adverb fols'ly
In a manner contrary to truth and fact; not truly; as, to speak or swear falsely; to testify falsely.
Treacherously; perfidiously.

We commit perjury
PER'JURY, noun [Latin perjurium.] The act or crime of willfully making a false oath, when lawfully administered; or a crime committed when a lawful oath is administered in some judicial proceeding, to a person who swears willfully, absolutely and falsely in a matter material to the issue.

We harm others by falsely accusing them with Libel, Defamation of character and slander, damaging their reputations.
LI'BEL, noun [Latin libellus, a little book, from liber, a book, from the sense of bark, and this from stripping separating. Hence liber, a book, and liber, free, are the same word.]
A defamatory writing, Latin libellus, famosus. Hence, the epithet being omitted, libel expresses the same thing. Any book, pamphlet, writing or picture, containing representations, maliciously made or published, tending to bring a person into contempt, or expose him to public hatred and derision. The communication of such defamatory writing to a single person, is considered in law a publication. It is immaterial with respect to the essence of a libel whether the matter of it is true or false, since the provocation and not the falsity is the thing to be punished criminally. But in a civil action, a libel must appear to be false, as well as scandalous.

DEFAMATION, noun The uttering of slanderous words with a view to injure another’s reputation; the malicious uttering of falsehood respecting another which tends to destroy or impair his good name, character or occupation; slander; calumny. To constitute defamation in law, the words must be false and spoken maliciously. Defamatory words written and published are called a libel.

SLA'NDER, noun
A false tale or report maliciously uttered. and tending to injure the reputation of another by lessening him in the esteem of his fellow citizens, by exposing him to impeachment and punishment, or by impairing his means of lining; defamation. slander that worst of poisons, ever finds an easy entrance to ignoble minds.
Disgrace; reproach; disreputation; ill name.
SLA'NDER, verb transitive To defame; to injure by maliciously uttering a false report respecting one; to tarnish or impair the reputation of one by false tales, maliciously told or propagated.

WISDOM, noun
The right use or exercise of knowledge; the choice of laudable ends, and of the best means to accomplish them. This is wisdom in act, effect, or practice. If wisdom is to be considered as a faculty of the mind, it is the faculty of discerning or judging what is most just, proper and useful, and if it is to be considered as an acquirement, it is the knowledge and use of what is best, most just, most proper, most conducive to prosperity or happiness. wisdom in the first sense, or practical wisdom is nearly synonymous with discretion. It differs somewhat from prudence, in this respect; prudence is the exercise of sound judgment in avoiding evils; wisdom is the exercise of sound judgment either in avoiding evils or attempting good. Prudence then is a species, of which wisdom is the genus.
WISDOM gained by experience, is of inestimable value.

“In Simplicity is All Truth*Experience is my Teacher*Wisdom is my Proof”
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Post by nance »

Very helpful in a new assembly formation of a code of conduct. Thank you
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Post by Katie - Minnesota »

It is so good to ponder the actual definitions of these words. It helps to expand on the meanings. A great reminder of the importance of our conduct at all times. Perfect for assembling! Thank you.
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