- 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.
Origin of verity
Examples from the Web for verity
Paleoconservative Jesse Helms objected to Verity because the nominee favored increased trade with the Soviet Union.The Republicans’ Ugly and Shameful Chuck Hagel Filibuster
February 15, 2013
In verity he knew it as glibly as the alphabet, for he was infinitely painstaking.Dreamers of the Ghetto
Of a verity this American autumn, or fall, as they call it, is a most delicate season.Impressions of America
When he looked at it directly and simply like that, there was nothing that could blur the verity of it.Michael
E. F. Benson
For not for four years thereafter did he in verity begin to reign.
Yet where can lie the verity of the faith, if not in Holy Writ?
- the quality or state of being true, real, or correct
- a true principle, statement, idea, etc; a truth or fact
Word Origin and History for verity
late 14c., from Anglo-French and Old French verite "truth," from Latin veritatem (nominative veritas) "truth, truthfulness," from verus "true" (see very). Modern French vérité, literally "truth," borrowed 1966 as a term for naturalism or realism in film, etc.