Verticity Ver*tic"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. verticit['e]. See {Vertex}.] The quality or power of turning; revolution; rotation. [R.] --Locke. [1913 Webster]

I hardly believe he hath from elder times unknown the verticity of the loadstone. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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