A general review of the Ossian question, in which the unauthentic character of the poems is asserted.
Do you consider the names of the seventy-two elders also unauthentic?
There are numerous portraits of St Louis, but they are unauthentic and contradictory.
Legends are told of Robin's scorned defiance of the laws, but they are intangible and unauthentic.
For the view that they are unauthentic see Holtzmann, Hand-comm.
In all of them there was unauthentic matter, accepted as if its pseudo-authorship or pseudo-source were genuine.
But it is only their connection with the West Saxon house that is unauthentic.
But Sir W. Muir chooses the latter uncertain and unauthentic traditions.
If the history of William Tell itself is unauthentic, we must not demand authenticity for its visible memorials and sites.
Did Douglas misinterpret these articles, or did he chance upon an unauthentic version of them?
mid-14c., "authoritative," from Old French autentique (13c., Modern French authentique) "authentic; canonical," and directly from Medieval Latin authenticus, from Greek authentikos "original, genuine, principal," from authentes "one acting on one's own authority," from autos "self" (see auto-) + hentes "doer, being," from PIE *sene- "to accomplish, achieve." Sense of "entitled to acceptance as factual" is first recorded mid-14c.
Traditionally (at least since the 18c.), authentic implies that the contents of the thing in question correspond to the facts and are not fictitious; genuine implies that the reputed author is the real one; though this distinction is not etymological and is not always now recognized.