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When honesty is called the virtue and character trait of a person, according to the rules of a community justice , sincere and loyal to his.

The essence of honesty is the consistency of a person's speech with what that person is doing. This is how Johann August Eberhard defined honestly in 1910:

“(Of speech, that is, someone who can speak with a clear conscience about everything he does, give an account of everything ) denotes one who fulfills his duty faithfully under all circumstances . In particular, it is used where it is really an invoice filing, e.g. B. a housekeeper, cashier, servant, etc., is honest if he does not use anything of the entrusted good for his benefit; but then the word is also transferred to other mandatory relationships, e.g. B. the writer, the artist, the statesman etc. have tried hard to do justice to their task. "

- Johann August Eberhard's Synonymic Concise Dictionary of the German Language 1910 :

Scientific honesty means that only that which has been proven and can be scientifically proven may be claimed . Historical honesty means looking at a problem in the context of history; systemic honesty means examining the metaphysics (basic requirements) of a system and, based on this, questioning the correctness of this system.

Closely related to the concept of honesty is the concept of good faith , which in legal parlance refers to the legitimate (because it is not based on negligence ) and therefore worthy of protection that a third party may trust in the only apparent legality of a life situation.

See also

Web links

Wiktionary: honesty  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations
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Individual evidence

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