verity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English verite, from Anglo-French verité, from Latin veritat-, veritas, from verus true Date: 14th century 1. the quality or state of being true or real 2. something (as a statement) that is true; especially a fundamental and inevitably true value <
such eternal verities as honor, love, and patriotism
>
3. the quality or state of being truthful or honest <
the king-becoming graces, as justice, verity — Shakespeare
>

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