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integrity

[in-teg-ri-tee] /ɪnˈtɛg rɪ ti/
noun
1.
adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
2.
the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished:
to preserve the integrity of the empire.
3.
a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition:
the integrity of a ship's hull.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English integrite < Latin integritās. See integer, -ity
Synonyms
1. rectitude, probity, virtue. See honor.
Antonyms
1. dishonesty.
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British Dictionary definitions for integrity's

integrity

/ɪnˈtɛɡrɪtɪ/
noun
1.
adherence to moral principles; honesty
2.
the quality of being unimpaired; soundness
3.
unity; wholeness
Word Origin
C15: from Latin integritās; see integer
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Word Origin and History for integrity's

integrity

n.

c.1400, "innocence, blamelessness; chastity, purity," from Old French integrité or directly from Latin integritatem (nominative integritas) "soundness, wholeness, blamelessness," from integer "whole" (see integer). Sense of "wholeness, perfect condition" is mid-15c.

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integrity's in Medicine

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

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