Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Truth, particularly of a transcendent character

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Bureau Veritas. See under bureau.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given to a register of shipping in France on the principle of Lloyd's. The name has also been used for the same purpose in Norway and in Austria.

Etymologies

From Latin vēritās (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Veronica is a name derived from the Latin word veritas, for ‘truth,’ and icon for ‘image.’

    The Shroud Codex

  • Veracity is the English word for the Latin term veritas, which means “truth.”

    Egonomics

  • The Latin word for truth is "veritas" - a goddess who the Romans believed was the mother of virtue.

    U.S. Department of Education

  • "I imagine you took your name from the Latin veritas, meaning truth."

    Neurosurgical Intervention For Beginners

  • They say in vino veritas, meaning in wine there is truth (in my case it was actually in vodka veritas, but that's irrelevant).

    Marisa Lee: Battling Breast Cancer: A Personal Agenda

  • That's because at Harvard "veritas" is a verb, not a noun.

    March and Countermarch on Harvard and ROTC

  • There are people who would say, in vino veritas, meaning when you're drinking, that's when things you're really thinking come out.

    CNN Transcript Aug 2, 2006

  • In the early days of 1914-15, these newspapers would have long and weighty editorials which called forth longer and weightier letters from "veritas" and "old subscriber."

    Private Peat

  • I have long thought that the motto 'in vino veritas' contains in it far more of 'veritas' than is dreamt of in most people's philosophy, and that the age of rampant total abstinence is the age of special falseness.

    My Life as an Author

  • "In vino veritas," says the proverb which on this occasion lied most vilely; yet it was true in the only sense in which "veritas" is there used; for there was unbounded candor and frankness, under the inspiring hospitality of our host, aided by his skilful management of the conversation.

    The Eclipse of Faith Or, A Visit To A Religious Sceptic

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