Lawfulness vs Authenticity - What's the difference?

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Lawfulness is a related term of authenticity.


As nouns the difference between lawfulness and authenticity

is that lawfulness is property of being lawful, of obeying the law while authenticity is the quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.

lawfulness

English

Noun

(-)
  • Property of being lawful, of obeying the law.
  • His extreme lawfulness made him righteous, but did it make him merciful?

    authenticity

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The quality of being genuine or not corrupted from the original.
  • I hereby certify the authenticity of this copy.
  • Truthfulness of origins, attributions, commitments, sincerity, and intentions.
  • The authenticity of this painting is questionable.
  • (obsolete) The quality of being authentic (of established authority).
  • Synonyms

    * (quality of being genuine) genuineness

    Antonyms

    * (quality of not being genuine) phoniness; forgery; fakeness; bogosity