n. pl. ve·rac·i·ties
1. Adherence to the truth; truthfulness. See Synonyms at truth.
2. Conformity to fact or truth; accuracy: a report of doubtful veracity.
3. A true statement: "the stern veracities of science" (H.G. Wells).
[Medieval Latin vērācitās, from Latin vērāx, vērāc-, true; see VERACIOUS.]
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