1. Conformable to fact; being in accordance with the actual state of things; as a true relation or narration; a true history. A declaration is true when it states the facts. In this sense, true is opposed to false.
2. Genuine; pure; real; not counterfeit, adulterated or false; as true balsam; the true bark; true love of country; a true christian.
--The true light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. John 1:9.
3. Faithful; steady in adhering to friends, to promises, to a prince or to the state; loyal; not false, fickle or perfidious; as a true friend; a true lover; a man true to his king, true to his country, true to his word; a husband true to his wife; a wife true to her husband; a servant true to his master; an officer true to his charge.
4. Free from falsehood; as a true witness.
5. Honest; not fraudulent; as good men and true
If king Edward be as true and just--
6. Exact; right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; as a true copy; a true likeness of the original.
7. Straight; right; as a true line; the true course of a ship.
8. Not false or pretended; real; as, Christ was the true Messiah.
9. Rightful; as, George IV is the true king of England.