historicity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

historic +‎ -ity

Noun[edit]

historicity (usually uncountable, plural historicities)

  1. historical quality or authenticity based on fact.
    The historicity of Jesus' miracles is a matter of some debate among scholars.
  2. The characteristic of having appeared or developed in history (ideas, practices, institutions...), as opposed to being natural or universal.

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