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Webster 1913 Edition


Verity

Ver′i-ty

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Verities
(#)
.
[F.
vérité
, L.
veritas
, fr.
verus
true. See
Very
.]
1.
The quality or state of being true, or real; consonance of a statement, proposition, or other thing, with fact; truth; reality.
“The verity of certain words.”
Shak.
It is a proposition of eternal
verity
, that none can govern while he is despised.
South.
2.
That which is true; a true assertion or tenet; a truth; a reality.
Mark what I say, which you shall find
By every syllable a faithful
verity
.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Verity

VER'ITY

,
Noun.
[L. veritas, from verus, true.]
1.
Truth; consonance of a statement, proposition or other thing to fact. 1Tim. 2.
It is a proposition of eternal verity, that none can govern while he is despised.
2.
A true assertion or tenet.
By this it seems to be a verity.
3.
Moral truth; agreement of the words with the thoughts.

Definition 2022


Verity

Verity

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English

Proper noun

Verity

  1. A female given name derived from the Latin for truth; one of the Puritan virtue names.

verity

verity

See also: Verity

English

Noun

verity (plural verities)

  1. (archaic) Truth, fact or reality, especially an enduring religious or ethical truth.
    • 1602 : William Shakespeare, Hamlet , act V scene 2
      [...] but in the verity of extolment
      I take him to be a soul of great article and his infusion
      of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of
      him, his semblable in his mirror, and who else would
      trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, I.3:
      For the assured truth of things is derived from the principles of knowledg, and causes which determine their verities.
  2. A true statement; an established doctrine.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 290-1:
      Absolutist verities were not only being challenged in more systematic and more daring forms than hitherto; the parameters of political debate were also being widened by both government and its critics.

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