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Pronunciation:  `othin'tisitee

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[n]  undisputed credibility

AUTHENTICITY is a 12 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: genuineness, legitimacy
 See Also: believability, credibility, credibleness, real McCoy, real stuff, real thing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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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