truth

n.

  1. The quality or being true; as: -- (a) Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been; or shall be.
  2. Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the like.
  3. Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness.
  4. The practice of speaking what is true; freedom from falsehood; veracity.
  5. That which is true or certain concerning any matter or subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of things; fact; verity; reality.
  6. A true thing; a verified fact; a true statement or proposition; an established principle, fixed law, or the like; as, the great truths of morals.
  7. Righteousness; true religion.

v. t.

  1. To assert as true; to declare.