authentic

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Borrowing from Old French autentique (modern French authentique), from Latin authenticus, from Ancient Greek αὐθεντικός (authentikos, principal, genuine).

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authentic (comparative more authentic, superlative most authentic)

  1. Of the same origin as claimed; genuine.
    The experts confirmed it was an authentic signature.
  2. Conforming to reality and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief.
    The report was completely authentic.
    an authentic writer; an authentic portrait; authentic information
  3. (music, of a Gregorian mode) Having the final as the lowest note of the mode.
  4. (obsolete) authoritative
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

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