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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
genuine \gen"u*ine\, a. [L. genuinus, fr. genere, gignere, to beget, in pass., to be born: cf. F. g['e]nuine. See Gender.] Belonging to, or proceeding from, the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure; as, a genuine text; a genuine production; genuine materials. "True, genuine night." --Dryden. Syn: Authentic; real; true; pure; unalloyed; unadulterated. See Authentic. -- Gen"u*ine*ly, adv. -- Gen"u*ine*ness, n. [1913 Webster] The evidence, both internal and external, against the genuineness of these letters, is overwhelming. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]