Integrity – the art and science of being whole

In*teg”ri*ty\, n. [L. integritas: cf. F. int[‘e]grit[‘e].
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. Websters Dictionary

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