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Veritable, -abill, adj. Also: -abile, weritable. [e.m.E. veritable (Caxton), veritabill (c1485), OF veritable.] a. Of a person: Veracious, truthful. b. Of a proposition, etc.: True.a. 1456 Hay II 157/30.
Quhen a man is veritable and resonable, he is comperit to the angelis
1460 Hay Alex. 265.
He mycht neuir tholl … fenȝeit men that war nocht veritabill
1490 Irland Mir. I 75/10.
Quhilk of thire opiniounis be trewast and maist veritabile
1490 Irland Mir. II 40/35.
As sais haly and veritable Beid
1490 Irland Mir. II 125/23.
He that … teichit this faith was weritable perfit and haly without all fraud or decepcioun
1494 Loutfut MS 37b.
A man … veritable of faith & of promesse in all his dedis
b. 1490 Irland Mir. II 132/22.
I put heir thre proposiciouns veritablis … the first is that all man & woman … namelie in Cristianite is oblist … to trow
1490 Irland Mir. III 35/25.
His veritable and haly doctrin

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