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historicity

[his-tuh-ris-i-tee] /ˌhɪs təˈrɪs ɪ ti/
noun
1.
historical authenticity.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; probably < French historicité. See historic, -ity
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Examples for historicity
  • Truth isn't synonymous with historicity, and infidelity to the latter isn't necessarily betrayal of the former.
  • Dialectics, historicity and energy are the key terms of the new phase.
  • One may agree with the modern radical critics, who deny the historicity of almost the entire biographical tradition.
  • The historicity of these testimonies is disputed among scholars.
British Dictionary definitions for historicity

historicity

/ˌhɪstəˈrɪsɪtɪ/
noun
1.
historical authenticity
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Word Origin and History for historicity
n.

1880, from Latin historicus (see historical) + -ity.

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