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
- 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. William C. Burton. 2006
n. A completely accurate account of the facts; an affirmative defense in a suit for defamation.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.