In*teg"ri*ty (?), n. [L. integritas: cf. F. int'egrit'e. See Integer, and cf. Entirety.]
The state or quality of being entire or complete; wholeness; entireness; unbroken state; as, the integrity of an empire or territory.
Sir T. More.
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.
The moral grandeur of independent integrity is the sublimest thing in nature.
Their sober zeal, integrity. and worth.
Unimpaired, unadulterated, or genuine state; entire correspondence with an original condition; purity.
Language continued long in its purity and integrity.
Sir M. Hale.
Syn. -- Honesty; uprightness; rectitude. See Probity.
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