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Etymology edit

From Middle French véracité, from Old French veracitie, from Medieval Latin vērācitās (truthfulness), from Latin vērāx (truthful, speaking truth), from vērus (true, real). See very.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /vəˈɹæ.sɪ.ti/
  • (US) IPA(key): /vəˈɹæ.sə.ti/
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Noun edit

veracity (countable and uncountable, plural veracities)

  1. (uncountable, of a person) The quality of speaking or stating the truth; truthfulness.
    • 1933, James Hilton, Lost Horizon:
      Of course if you don't accept Conway's story, it means that you doubt either his veracity or his sanity—one may as well be frank.
  2. (countable) Something that is true; a truthful statement; a truth.
  3. (uncountable) Agreement with the facts; accordance with the truth; accuracy or precision.
  4. Act of being exact and accurate.
  5. Correctness and carefulness in one's plan of action.

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