Origin of falsity

1225–75; Middle English falsete < Anglo-French < Late Latin falsitās. See false, -ity
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noun plural -ties
  1. the state of being false or untrue
  2. something false; a lie or deception
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Word Origin and History for falsities



1550s, from Old French fauseté (12c., Modern French fausseté), from Late Latin falsitatem (nominative falsitas), from Latin falsus (see false).

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