verity

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noun ver·i·ty \ˈver-ə-tē\

Definition of verity

plural

verities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being true or real

  2. 2 :  something (as a statement) that is true; especially :  a fundamental and inevitably true value <such eternal verities as honor, love, and patriotism>

  3. 3 :  the quality or state of being truthful or honest <the king-becoming graces, as justice, verity — Shakespeare>

Examples of verity in a sentence

  1. <the local tourist bureau is less concerned with the verity of the legend than the fact that it attracts visitors to the area>

  2. <no one is questioning your verity—just your memory of events that happened long ago>

Origin and Etymology of verity

Middle English verite, from Anglo-French verité, from Latin veritat-, veritas, from verus true


First Known Use: 14th century


VERITY Defined for English Language Learners

verity

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noun ver·i·ty \ˈver-ə-tē\

Definition of verity for English Language Learners

  • : something that is regarded as true


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