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 for Authentic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Authentic \Au*then"tic\, a. [OE. autentik, OF. autentique, F.
     authentique, L. authenticus coming from the real author, of
     original or firsthand authority, from Gr. ?, fr. ? suicide, a
     perpetrator or real author of any act, an absolute master;
     a'yto`s self + a form "enths (not found), akin to L. sons and
     perh. orig. from the p. pr. of e'i^nai to be, root as, and
     meaning the one it really is. See Am, Sin, n., and cf.
     1. Having 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.
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              To be avenged
              On him who had stole Jove's authentic fire.
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     2. Authoritative. [Obs.] --Milton.
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     3. Of approved authority; true; trustworthy; credible; as, an
        authentic writer; an authentic portrait; authentic
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     4. (Law) Vested with all due formalities, and legally
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     5. (Mus.) 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.
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     Syn: Authentic, Genuine.
     Usage: These words, as here compared, have reference to
            historical documents. We call a document genuine when
            it can be traced back ultimately to the author or
            authors from whom it professes to emanate. Hence, the
            word has the meaning, "not changed from the original,
            uncorrupted, unadulterated:" as, a genuine text. We
            call a document authentic when, on the ground of its
            being thus traced back, it may be relied on as true
            and authoritative (from the primary sense of "having
            an author, vouched for"); hence its extended
            signification, in general literature, of trustworthy,
            as resting on unquestionable authority or evidence;
            as, an authentic history; an authentic report of
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                  A genuine book is that which was written by the
                  person whose name it bears, as the author of it.
                  An authentic book is that which relates matters
                  of fact as they really happened. A book may be
                  genuine without being, authentic, and a book may
                  be authentic without being genuine. --Bp.
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     Note: It may be said, however, that some writers use
           authentic (as, an authentic document) in the sense of
           "produced by its professed author, not counterfeit."
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Authentic \Au*then"tic\, n.
     An original (book or document). [Obs.] "Authentics and
     transcripts." --Fuller.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief; "an
             authentic account by an eyewitness"; "reliable
             information" [syn: authentic, reliable]
      2: not counterfeit or copied; "an authentic signature"; "a bona
         fide manuscript"; "an unquestionable antique"; "photographs
         taken in a veritable bull ring" [syn: authentic, bona
         fide, unquestionable, veritable]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  187 Moby Thesaurus words for "authentic":
     Christian, aboveboard, absolute, accepted, accurate, actual,
     adducible, admissible, approved, attestative, attestive,
     authoritative, avant-garde, based on, bona fide, candid, canonical,
     card-carrying, cathedral, certain, circumstantial, cognizable,
     conclusive, conventional, convincing, correct, creative, credible,
     cumulative, customary, damning, de facto, decisive, dependable,
     determinative, dinkum, documentary, documented, evangelical,
     evidential, evidentiary, ex cathedra, ex parte, eye-witness,
     factual, fair and square, faithful, final, firm, firsthand,
     following the letter, for real, founded on, foursquare, fresh,
     genuine, good, good-faith, grounded on, hearsay, historical,
     honest, honest-to-God, imaginative, implicit, inartificial,
     incontrovertible, indicative, indisputable, indubitable,
     irrefutable, irresistible, knowable, lawful, legitimate, lifelike,
     literal, magisterial, material, natural, naturalistic, new, novel,
     nuncupative, of the faith, official, on the level, on the square,
     on the up-and-up, open, open and aboveboard, original, orthodox,
     orthodoxical, overwhelming, positive, presumptive, probative,
     proper, pukka, pure, questionless, real, realistic, received,
     recognizable, reliable, revolutionary, right, rightful, scriptural,
     significant, simon-pure, simple, sincere, single-hearted, solid,
     sound, square, square-dealing, square-shooting, standard, sterling,
     straight, straight-shooting, substantial, suggestive, sure,
     sure-enough, symptomatic, telling, textual, traditional,
     traditionalistic, true, true to life, true to nature,
     true to reality, true-blue, trustworthy, trusty, unadulterated,
     unaffected, unalloyed, unassumed, unassuming, uncolored,
     unconcocted, uncopied, uncounterfeited, undeniable, underived,
     undisguised, undisguising, undisputed, undistorted, undoubted,
     unexaggerated, unfabricated, unfanciful, unfeigned, unfeigning,
     unfictitious, unflattering, unimagined, unimitated, uninvented,
     unique, unpretended, unpretending, unqualified, unquestionable,
     unromantic, unsimulated, unspecious, unsynthetic, unvarnished,
     up-and-up, valid, verbal, verbatim, veridical, verisimilar,
     veritable, very, weighty, word-for-word

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