The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Verity \Ver"i*ty\, n.; pl. Verities. [F. v['e]rit['e], L.
veritas, fr. verus true. See Very.]
1. The quality or state of being true, or real; consonance of
a statement, proposition, or other thing, with fact;
truth; reality. "The verity of certain words." --Shak.
It is a proposition of eternal verity, that none can
govern while he is despised. --South.
2. That which is true; a true assertion or tenet; a truth; a
Mark what I say, which you shall find
By every syllable a faithful verity. --Shak.