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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Veracity


VERAC'ITY, noun [Latin verax, from verus, true.]

1. Habitual observance of truth, or habitual truth; as a man of veracity His veracity is not called in question. The question of the court is, whether you know the witness to be a man of veracity We rely on history, when we have confidence in the veracity and industry of the historian.

'The veracity of facts.' is not correct language. Truth is applicable to men and to facts; veracity to men only, or to sentient beings.

2. Invariable expression of truth; as the veracity of our senses.