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Definition of "historicity" []

  • Historical authenticity; fact. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "historicity" in a sentence
  • "Two definitions of the word "historicity" are listed in the liner notes of"
  • "In any case, this particular piece of namecalling seemed a bit rich coming, as it did, from an individual (a distinguished Cambridge geologist, surely well advanced along the Faustian road to a future Templeton Prize) who justified his own Christian belief by invoking what he called the historicity of the New Testament."
  • "Perhaps readers may think I am too insistent about the specificity -- what scholars call the "historicity" -- of the story of salvation."