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veracity

[ vuh-ras-i-tee ]
/ vəˈræs ɪ ti /
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noun, plural ve·rac·i·ties for 4.

habitual observance of truth in speech or statement; truthfulness: He was not noted for his veracity.
conformity to truth or fact; accuracy: to question the veracity of his account.
correctness or accuracy, as of the senses or of a scientific instrument.
something veracious; a truth.

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Origin of veracity

1615–25; <Medieval Latin vērācitās, equivalent to Latin vērāc- (stem of vērāx) true + -itās--ity

OTHER WORDS FROM veracity

non·ve·rac·i·ty, noun, plural non·ve·rac·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for veracity

veracity
/ (vɛˈræsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

truthfulness or honesty, esp when consistent or habitual
precision; accuracy
something true; a truth

Word Origin for veracity

C17: from Medieval Latin vērācitās, from Latin vērax; see veracious
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