◄ Authentic ►

1. (n.) A genuine original or authority\, in opposition to that which is false, fictitious, counterfeit, or apocryphal; being what it purports to be; genuine; not of doubtful origin; real; as, an authentic paper or register.

2. (n.) Authoritative.

3. (n.) of approved authority; true; trustworthy; credible.

4. (n.) Vested with all due formalities, and legally attested.

5. (n.) Having as immediate relation to the tonic, in distinction from plagal, which has a correspondent relation to the dominant in the octave below the tonic.

6. (n.) An original (book or document).

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