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authenticity

[aw-then-tis-i-tee, aw-thuh n-]
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noun
  1. the quality of being authentic; genuineness.

Origin of authenticity

First recorded in 1650–60; authentic + -ity
Related formsnon·au·then·tic·i·ty, nounun·au·then·tic·i·ty, noun
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Word Origin and History for authenticity

n.

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

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