truth [-'s] n

OE tríewþ.

  1. Reality; facts; actual state of things.
  2. Being; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be.
  3. Wisdom; verity; orthodoxy; real doctrine; sound philosophy; veracious principles; true religious belief.
  4. Veracity; purity from falsehood.
  5. Fact; principle; essence, as distinguished from an imitation.
  6. Sincerity; practice of speaking truth; habitual disposition to speak correct principles.
  7. Constancy.
  8. Correct opinion.