veracity[və ras′ə tē]
- The definition of veracity is truthfulness or accuracy.
- An example of veracity is the historical correctness of a biography; the veracity of the story.
- The verifiable facts in an honest environmental report are an example of veracity.
- habitual truthfulness; honesty
- accordance with truth; accuracy of statement
- accuracy or precision, as of perception
- that which is true; truth
Origin of veracityMedieval Latin veracitas, truthfulness ; from Classical Latin verax: see veracious
- Adherence to the truth; truthfulness. See Synonyms at truth.
- Conformity to fact or truth; accuracy: a report of doubtful veracity.
- A true statement: “the stern veracities of science” (H.G. Wells).
Origin of veracityMedieval Latin vērācitās, from Latin vērāx, vērāc-, true; see veracious.
(countable and uncountable, plural veracities)
veracity - Legal Definition
- Honesty; credibility; truthfulness, as in, “the witness’s previous criminal record brings into question his veracity.”
- The accuracy of an account of an event.