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verity

[ver-i-tee] /ˈvɛr ɪ ti/
noun, plural verities for 2.
1.
the state or quality of being true; accordance with fact or reality:
to question the verity of a statement.
2.
something that is true, as a principle, belief, idea, or statement:
the eternal verities.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Latin vēritās, equivalent to vēr(us) true + -itās -ity
Can be confused
vérité, verity.
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British Dictionary definitions for verity

verity

/ˈvɛrɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the quality or state of being true, real, or correct
2.
a true principle, statement, idea, etc; a truth or fact
Word Origin
C14: from Old French vérité, from Latin vēritās, from vērus true
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Word Origin and History for verity
n.

late 14c., from Anglo-French and Old French verite "truth," from Latin veritatem (nominative veritas) "truth, truthfulness," from verus "true" (see very). Modern French vérité, literally "truth," borrowed 1966 as a term for naturalism or realism in film, etc.

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