Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as authentic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Archaic Authentic.

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  • adjective archaic Authentic.

Etymologies

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From authentic +‎ -al.

Examples

  • Rather, it seems to me that the WCF is setting itself against its understanding of the Council of Trent and certain sorts of Roman Catholic claims for the uniquely "authentical" character of the Latin Vulgate.

    sacra doctrina

  • Thebans Amphiaraus, and the Lebadians Trophonius; one religion is as true as another, new fangled devices, all for human respects; great-witted Aristotle's works are as much authentical to them as Scriptures, subtle Seneca's Epistles as canonical as St. Paul's, Pindarus 'Odes as good as the Prophet

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • This, the squire confessed, with some little hesitation, was a pheasant pie, though a peacock pie was certainly the most authentical; but there had been such a mortality among the peacocks this season, that he could not prevail upon himself to have one killed. 33 33

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • They are behooveful unto me, and serve my turn in three things very exquisite, requisite, and authentical.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Unable to obtain the exact figures denoting the number of exhibitors of the Columbian Exposition from any authentical source of information, I introduced into the above table the number of 50,000, mentioned in a newspaper, and therefore not absolutely reliable.

    By Water to the Columbian Exposition

  • The church that holds the undisputable proof as the first authentical apostolic establishment with founder the apostle of the Gentiles himself.

    Conversion of a High Priest into a Christian Worker

  • The holy Councel of Trent, for these and many other important considerations, hath declared and defined this onely of al other latin translations, to be authentical, and so onely to be vsed and taken in publike lessons, disputations, preachings, and expositions, and that no man presume vpon any pretence to reiect or refuse the same.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • The Old Testament in Hebrew (which was the native language of the people of God of old), and the New Testament in Greek (which at the time of the writing of it was most generally known to the nations), being immediately inspired by God, and by his singular care and providence kept pure in all ages, are therefore authentical; [880] so as in all controversies VIII.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • Writing to Lord Arundel, in December of that year, Roe says: "One book he (the Patriarch) hath given me to present his Majestie, but not yet delivered, being the Bible intire, written by the hand of Tecla, the protomartyr of the Greeks, that lived with St. Paul, which he doth aver it to be authentical, and the greatest relique of the Greek Church."

    Studies from Court and Cloister: being essays, historical and literary dealing mainly with subjects relating to the XVIth and XVIIth centuries

  • Nor are there wanting grave divines that countenance this rigorous position, and bring for it many strong reasons and examples, which they take to be authentical: and the law itself, which says that if a man do not restore another's goods, there will always stick upon the soul a kind of blemish, or obligation of justice.

    Purgatory

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