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Definitions of authentic

  1. Having a genuine original or authority, in opposition to that which is false, fictitious, counterfeit, or apocryphal; being what it purports to be; genuine; not of doubtful origin; real; as, an authentic paper or register. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Of approved authority; true; trustworthy; credible; as, an authentic writer; an authentic portrait; authentic information. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Vested with all due formalities, and legally attested. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Having as immediate relation to the tonic, in distinction from plagal, which has a correspondent relation to the dominant in the octave below the tonic. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. An original (book or document). Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Genuine; original; duly authorized; true; trustworthy. Also, authentical. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Authorized; trustworthy; genuine. authentical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Having a genuine origin or authority; being what it professes to be; genuine; true; of approved authority, and reliable; vested with all due formalities, and legally attested. Authentic melodies, such as have their principal notes contained between the key-note and its octave. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Not false; being what it professes to be; not a fiction; genuine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for authentic

  1. I think we must accept the signatures, especially as that of the will has been proved, beyond any question" to be authentic – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  2. " In August, authentic cases of death by famine, with the verdict, 'starvation, ' were reported. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud