noun, plural ver·i·ties for 2.

  1. the state or quality of being true; accordance with fact or reality: to question the verity of a statement.
  2. something that is true, as a principle, belief, idea, or statement: the eternal verities.

noun plural -ties

  1. the quality or state of being true, real, or correct
  2. a true principle, statement, idea, etc; a truth or fact

late 14c., from Anglo-French and Old French verite “truth,” from Latin veritatem (nominative veritas) “truth, truthfulness,” from verus “true” (see very). Modern French vérité, literally “truth,” borrowed 1966 as a term for naturalism or realism in film, etc.

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