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
But there's no guarantee that dark energy will serve up the eternal verities
  the high priests are hoping for.
Today all these old verities about the relation of war and politics or about
  violence and power no longer apply.
With technology, as in the rest of life, eternal verities have a funny way of
  turning out not to be so eternal after all.
So this was to be my father's collection of unrecognized verities.
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