Simple Definition of verity
: something that is regarded as true
Full Definition of verity
1 : the quality or state of being true or real
2 : something (as a statement) that is true; especially : a fundamental and inevitably true value <such eternal verities as honor, love, and patriotism>
3 : the quality or state of being truthful or honest <the king-becoming graces, as justice, verity — Shakespeare>
Examples of verity
<the local tourist bureau is less concerned with the verity of the legend than the fact that it attracts visitors to the area>
<no one is questioning your verity—just your memory of events that happened long ago>
Origin of verity
Middle English verite, from Anglo-French verité, from Latin veritat-, veritas, from verus true
First Known Use: 14th century
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