authentic, authenticity

(Greek: authentes, real author)

Terms applied to:
  1. the Scriptures, because its books have been written by the persons whose names they bear, because they are genuine and trustworthy, officially acknowledged, and express faithfully all those things which belong to the substance of the Divine writings;

  2. the document authenticating a relic;

  3. four modes in Gregorian music.
  4. New Catholic Dictionary

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