[ ver-i-tee ]
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noun,plural ver·i·ties for 2.
  1. the state or quality of being true; accordance with fact or reality:to question the verity of a statement.

  2. something that is true, as a principle, belief, idea, or statement: the eternal verities.

Origin of verity

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English, from Latin vēritās, from vēr(us) “true” + -itās -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for verity


/ (ˈvɛrɪtɪ) /

nounplural -ties
  1. the quality or state of being true, real, or correct

  2. a true principle, statement, idea, etc; a truth or fact

Origin of verity

C14: from Old French vérité, from Latin vēritās, from vērus true

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