authentical

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Etymology[edit]

From authentic +‎ -al.

Adjective[edit]

authentical (comparative more authentical, superlative most authentical)

  1. (archaic) Authentic.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.12:
      He graunted it: and streight his warrant made, / Under the Sea-gods seale autenticall [].
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.33:
      The curious and exact care he had of his body, is an authenticall witnesse of it, forsomuch as he used the most lascivious meanes that then were in use [].

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