- The quality of being authentic or of established authority
for truth and correctness.
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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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