Integrity

In*teg"ri*ty

(?), n. [L. integritas: cf. F. intgrit. See Integer, and cf. Entirety.]
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1. The state or quality of being entire or complete; wholeness; entireness; unbroken state; as, the integrity of an empire or territory. Sir T. More.
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2. Moral soundness; honesty; freedom from corrupting influence or motive; -- used especially with reference to the fulfillment of contracts, the discharge of agencies, trusts, and the like; uprightness; rectitude.
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The moral grandeur of independent integrity is the sublimest thing in nature.
Buckminster.
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Their sober zeal, integrity, and worth.
Cowper.
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3. Unimpaired, unadulterated, or genuine state; entire correspondence with an original condition; purity.
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Language continued long in its purity and integrity.
Sir M. Hale.

Syn. -- Honesty; uprightness; rectitude. See Probity.
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