- 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.
Origin of integrity
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Examples from the Web for integrities
All the lower virtues and integrities spring from its desires.A Man's Value to Society
Newell Dwight Hillis
- adherence to moral principles; honesty
- the quality of being unimpaired; soundness
- unity; wholeness
Word Origin and History for integrities
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.
- The state of being unimpaired; soundness or wholeness.