So…what is “Authenticity”?


authenticity – 4 dictionary results



the quality of being authentic; genuineness.



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Au`then*tic”i*ty, n. [Cf. F. authenticit[‘e].]

1. The quality of being authentic or of established authority for truth and correctness.

2. Genuineness; the quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.

Note: In later writers, especially those on the evidences of Christianity, authenticity is often restricted in its use to the first of the above meanings, and distinguished from qenuineness.

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