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veracity

[vuh-ras-i-tee] /vəˈræs ɪ ti/
noun, plural veracities for 4.
1.
habitual observance of truth in speech or statement; truthfulness:
He was not noted for his veracity.
2.
conformity to truth or fact; accuracy:
to question the veracity of his account.
3.
correctness or accuracy, as of the senses or of a scientific instrument.
4.
something veracious; a truth.
Origin of veracity
1615-1625
1615-25; < Medieval Latin vērācitās, equivalent to Latin vērāc- (stem of vērāx) true + -itās- -ity
Related forms
nonveracity, noun, plural nonveracities.
Synonyms
1. honesty, integrity, credibility.
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veracity

/vɛˈræsɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
truthfulness or honesty, esp when consistent or habitual
2.
precision; accuracy
3.
something true; a truth
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin vērācitās, from Latin vērax; see veracious
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Word Origin and History for veracity
n.

1620s, from French véracité, from Medieval Latin veracitatem (nominative veracitas) "truthfulness," from Latin verax (genitive veracis) "truthful," from verus "true" (see very).

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