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 — William 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, borrowed from Anglo-French verité, borrowed from Latin vēritāt-, vēritās, from vērus “true” + -itāt-, -itās -ity — more at 1very


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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