noun, plural verities for 2.
the state or quality of being true; accordance with fact or reality: to question the verity of a statement.
something that is true, as a principle, belief, idea, or statement: the eternal verities.

1325–75; Middle English < Latin vēritās, equivalent to vēr(us) true + -itās -ity

vérité, verity. Unabridged
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verity (ˈvɛrɪtɪ)
n , pl -ties
1.  the quality or state of being true, real, or correct
2.  a true principle, statement, idea, etc; a truth or fact
[C14: from Old French vérité, from Latin vēritās, from vērus true]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. and O.Fr. verite "truth," from L. veritatem (nom. veritas) "truth, truthfulness," from verus "true" (see very). Mod.Fr. vérité, lit. "truth," borrowed 1966 as a term for naturalism or realism in film, etc.
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Example sentences
Verity also is building a small shopping mall and a number of bars and restaurants around the bay to cater to guests' needs.
In a world of change, one ancient baseball verity has made a comeback.
There is satisfying verity about the performances and in all the scenic effects.
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