History of the word Integrious
Oxford English Dictionary
The word integrious has been around for ages. In fact, this word used to be in the Oxford dictionary, but was removed many years ago, due to its obsoletion. Historically, this word is known forÂ a singleÂ reference in 1658 by Sir Henry Slingsby who wrote in his diary, â€œSuch was their integrious candor and intimacy to me in my greatest extremesâ€¦â€ as referenced in 1836 by the Oxford dictionary.
The fact that this is only notable documented reference of the word, prior to the internet age (last 10 years), demonstrates its obscurity. There have been a few random journalistic references to the word in the past 5 years which I am compiling.
SlingsbyÂ used the word a second time in his journal, â€œBeing so integriously grounded.â€ By all accounts he seemed to be a man of integrity, but as it turned out his fate wasnâ€™t so kind and he was beheaded for his adherence to the Royalist cause. He was a member of parliament and a Yorkshire landowner in West England.
Wikipedia Link to Sir Henry Slingsby :Â http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Henry_Slingsby,_1st_Baronet