From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Verity \Ver"i*ty\, n.; pl. Verities. [F. v['e]rit['e], L.
   veritas, fr. verus true. See Very.]
   1. The quality or state of being true, or real; consonance of
      a statement, proposition, or other thing, with fact;
      truth; reality. "The verity of certain words." --Shak.
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            It is a proposition of eternal verity, that none can
            govern while he is despised.          --South.
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   2. That which is true; a true assertion or tenet; a truth; a
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            Mark what I say, which you shall find
            By every syllable a faithful verity.  --Shak.
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