authenticity

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authentic +‎ -ity

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authenticity (usually uncountable, plural authenticities)

  1. The quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.
    I hereby certify the authenticity of this copy.
  2. Truthfulness of origins, attributions, commitments, sincerity, and intentions.
    The authenticity of this painting is questionable.
    • 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide[1], page 2:
      Urban Dictionary records at least 66 of the terms found by the present research, but as this dictionary liberally accepts words, definitions, and sample sentences based solely on the say-so of contributors, in the absence of corroboration from other sources the authenticity of some entries must remain dubious.
  3. (obsolete) The quality of being authentic (of established authority).

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