verity

[ 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.

Origin of verity

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH verity

vérité verity
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British Dictionary definitions for verity

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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