fairness (n.) Old form(s): fairenesse
honesty, uprightness, fair dealing
Cor I.ix.72.1[Coriolanus to Cominius] I mean . . . / To undercrest your good addition / To th'fairness of my power [i.e. as honorably as I can]
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