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authenticity

[aw-then-tis-i-tee, aw-thuh n-] /ˌɔ θɛnˈtɪs ɪ ti, ˌɔ θən-/
noun
1.
the quality of being authentic; genuineness.
Origin of authenticity
1650-1660
1650-60; authentic + -ity
Related forms
nonauthenticity, noun
unauthenticity, noun
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n.

1760; see authentic + -ity. Earlier form was authentity (1650s).

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