adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: to preserve the integrity of the empire.
a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition: the integrity of a ship's hull.

1400–50; late Middle English integrite < Latin integritās. See integer, -ity

1. rectitude, probity, virtue. See honor.

1. dishonesty. Unabridged
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integrity (ɪnˈtɛɡrɪtɪ)
1.  adherence to moral principles; honesty
2.  the quality of being unimpaired; soundness
3.  unity; wholeness
[C15: from Latin integritās; see integer]

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Word Origin & History

c.1450, "wholeness, perfect condition," from O.Fr. integrité, from L. integritatem (nom. integritas) "soundness, wholeness," from integer "whole" (see integer). Sense of "uncorrupted virtue" is from 1548.
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Medical Dictionary

integrity in·teg·ri·ty (ĭn-těg'rĭ-tē)
The state of being unimpaired; soundness or wholeness.

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Computing Dictionary

integrity definition

1. data integrity.
2. referential integrity.

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Example sentences
To maintain the integrity of the house, the owners had the walls repaired with
  plaster, not drywall.
But once he began to speak, what people sensed was his integrity.
His operation can't get much bigger and still maintain its environmental and
  ethical integrity.
He had the courage and integrity to openly state his beliefs and the guts to
  shoulder the consequences of his actions.
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