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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Integrity  \In*teg"ri*ty\,  n.  [L.  integritas:  cf  F. 
  int['e]grit['e].  See  {Integer},  and  cf  {Entirety}.] 
  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 
 
  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. 
 
  The  moral  grandeur  of  independent  integrity  is  the 
  sublimest  thing  in  nature.  --Buckminster. 
 
  Their  sober  zeal,  integrity.  and  worth.  --Cowper. 
 
  3.  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  integrity 
  n  1:  an  unreduced  or  unbroken  completeness  or  totality  [syn:  {unity}, 
  {wholeness}] 
  2:  moral  soundness 




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