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[aw-then-tis-i-tee, aw-thuh n-] /ˌɔ θɛnˈtɪs ɪ ti, ˌɔ θən-/
the quality of being authentic; genuineness.
Origin of authenticity
First recorded in 1650-60; authentic + -ity
Related forms
nonauthenticity, noun
unauthenticity, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In point of authenticity the book is absolutely to be relied upon.

    The Railroad Question William Larrabee
  • Is it fanciful to suppose that he meant to give the stamp of authenticity to the one and not to the other?

    Apology Plato
  • With the authenticity of the matters he retails such a one has no concern.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia Raphael Sabatini
  • So that even Gregorovius is forced to doubt the authenticity of that document.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia Raphael Sabatini
  • The very language of the original is proof for its authenticity.

Word Origin and History for authenticity

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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