historicity

[his-tuh-ris-i-tee]

Origin of historicity

1875–80; probably < French historicité. See historic, -ity
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Contemporary Examples of historicity

  • Numerous countries in Western Europe have made it a serious crime to question the historicity of the Holocaust.

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Historical Examples of historicity


British Dictionary definitions for historicity

historicity

noun
  1. historical authenticity
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Word Origin and History for historicity
n.

1880, from Latin historicus (see historical) + -ity.

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