Etymology
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veritable (adj.)

early 15c., from Anglo-French and Old French veritable "true, real, truthful, valid (in law)," from verité (see verity) + -able. Probably lost mid-17c. and reborrowed or revived after 1830. Related: Veritably.

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Definitions of veritable

veritable (adj.)
often used as intensifiers;
he's a veritable swine
Synonyms: regular
veritable (adj.)
not counterfeit or copied;
photographs taken in a veritable bull ring
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