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The study of truth; that part of logic or philosophy which deals with the nature of truth.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Longueville Mansel (1820–1871), dean of St Paul's and theologian. From post-classical Latin alethiologia (1764, after German Alethiologie (J. H. Lambert Neues Organon) from post-classical Latin alethia (late 2nd or early 3rd cent. in Tertullian) or its etymon ancient Greek ἀλήθεια truth (from ἀληθής true + -εία) + post-classical Latin -ologia.
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