[ ver-i-tee ]
/ ˈvɛr ɪ ti /

noun, plural ver·i·ties for 2.

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.

Nearby words

  1. verisimilitude,
  2. verism,
  3. verismo,
  4. veritable,
  5. veritas,
  6. verjuice,
  7. verkhne-udinsk,
  8. verkhneudinsk,
  9. verkhoyansk range,
  10. verkrampte

Origin of verity

1325–75; Middle English < Latin vēritās, equivalent to vēr(us) true + -itās -ity

Can be confusedvérité verity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for verity


/ (ˈvɛrɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the quality or state of being true, real, or correct
a true principle, statement, idea, etc; a truth or fact

Word Origin for verity

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

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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.

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