fitness (n.) Old form(s): fitnesse
proper behaviour, appropriate conduct
H8 II.iv.231[Campeius to King Henry] 'tis a needful fitness / That we adjourn this court till further day
KL IV.ii.63[Albany to Gonerill] Were't my fitness / To let these hands obey my blood
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