Definition of authenticity:
- reality (part of speech: noun)
- veracity (part of speech: noun)
- truth (part of speech: noun)
- "The Faith of the Millions (2nd series)", George Tyrrell.
The eggs brought me by Mr. Davison, of the authenticity of which he is positive, are very Shrike- like in their appearance; they are rather elongated ovals, somewhat obtuse at both ends, and entirely devoid of gloss.- "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
But in the case of men of letters, it is not often that reliance can be placed on the authenticity of such memorials, except in such instances as that of Cicero, where a great name in literature was combined with prominence in public life.- "The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil", W. Y. Sellar.