veracity


veracity

noun, plural ve·rac·i·ties for 4.

  1. habitual observance of truth in speech or statement; truthfulness: He was not noted for his veracity.
  2. conformity to truth or fact; accuracy: to question the veracity of his account.
  3. correctness or accuracy, as of the senses or of a scientific instrument.
  4. something veracious; a truth.

noun plural -ties

  1. truthfulness or honesty, esp when consistent or habitual
  2. precision; accuracy
  3. something true; a truth
n.

1620s, from French véracité, from Medieval Latin veracitatem (nominative veracitas) “truthfulness,” from Latin verax (genitive veracis) “truthful,” from verus “true” (see very).

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