truth


truth
I noun accuracy, actuality, authenticity, candor, conformity to fact, correctness, exactness, fact, genuineness, honesty, integrity, precision, probity, realism, reality, right, sincerity, veracity, veritas, verity associated concepts: credibility of a witness, reputation for truth, truth in lending laws foreign phrases:
- Error fucatus nuda veritate in multis, est probabilior; et saepenumero rationibus vincit veritatem error. — Error artfully disguised is, in many instances, more probable than naked truth, and frequently error overwhelms truth by argumentation
- Veritas nimium altercando amittitur. — Truth is lost by too much altercation
- Sacramentum habet in se tres comites, – veritatem, justitiam, et judicium; veritus habenda est in jurato; justitia et justicium in judice. — An oath has in it three components, – truth, justice, and judgment, truth in the party swearing; justice and judgment in the judge administering the oath.
- Fictio cedit veritati. fictio juris non est ubi Veritas. — Fiction yields to truth, where truth is, fiction of law does not exist.
- Qui non libere veritatem pronunciat proditor est veritatis. — He who does not freely speak the truth is a betrayer of the truth.
- Veritas, quae minime defensatur opprimitur; et qui non improbat, approbat — Truth which is not sufficiently defended is overpowered; and he who does not disapprove, approves.
- Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondl. — Truth fears nothing but concealment.
II index fact, honesty, maxim, principle (virtue), probity, reality, right (righteousness), validity, veracity

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


truth
n. A completely accurate account of the facts; an affirmative defense in a suit for defamation.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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  • Truth — • Defines ontological, logical, and moral truth Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Truth     Truth     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • truth — W2S1 [tru:θ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(true facts)¦ 2¦(being true)¦ 3¦(important ideas)¦ 4 in truth 5 if (the) truth be known/told 6 to tell (you) the truth 7 nothing could be further from the truth 8 the truth will out ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Ori …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • truth — [ truθ ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the actual facts or information about something, rather than what people think, expect, or make up: The truth may never be known. truth about: We finally learned the shocking truth about Gina s past. tell (someone)… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • TRUTH — (Heb. אֱמֶת, ʾemet). The Bible often speaks of God as the God of truth (e.g., Jer. 10:10; Ps. 31:6), as does the Talmud where this synonymity climaxes in the famous dictum: The Seal of God is truth (Shab. 55a; TJ, Sanh. 1:5). The same idea is… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Truth — Truth, n.; pl. {Truths}. [OE. treuthe, trouthe, treowpe, AS. tre[ o]w?. See {True}; cf. {Troth}, {Betroth}.] 1. The quality or being true; as: (a) Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been; or shall be. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • truth — truth; truth·ful; truth·less; un·truth; un·truth·ful; un·truth·ful·ness; truth·ful·ly; truth·ful·ness; truth·less·ness; …   English syllables

  • truth — ► NOUN (pl. truths) 1) the quality or state of being true. 2) (also the truth) that which is true as opposed to false. 3) a fact or belief that is accepted as true. ● in truth Cf. ↑in truth …   English terms dictionary

  • truth — [tro͞oth] n. pl. truths [tro͞othz, tro͞oths] [ME treuthe < OE treowth: see TRUE & TH1] 1. the quality or state of being true; specif., a) Obs. loyalty; trustworthiness b) sincerity; genuineness; honesty …   English World dictionary

  • truth — [n1] reality, validity accuracy, actuality, authenticity, axiom, case, certainty, correctness, dope*, exactitude, exactness, fact, facts, factualism, factuality, factualness, genuineness, gospel*, gospel truth*, honest truth*, infallibility,… …   New thesaurus

  • truth — O.E. triewð (W.Saxon), treowð (Mercian) faithfulness, quality of being true, from triewe, treowe faithful (see TRUE (Cf. true)). Meaning accuracy, correctness is from 1560s. Unlike LIE (Cf. lie) (v.), there is no primary verb in English or most… …   Etymology dictionary


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