true ...1460-1 obs. rare
from Old French vray (French vrai [true]), reduced form of verai (very adj.)
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1460-1 - see EXAMPLE below
"...in this present parlement assembled, and by auctorite therof, ordeyned and stablisshed that his derrest cousyn Richard, vray and rightfull heire of the reaumes of Englond and Fraunce, and of the lordship and land of Ireland, duc of York, have and take uppon hym the charge and labour to ride into the parties of the seid realme of Englond and Wales, where the seid rebellions, murdres, riottes, spoilyng, extorsions and oppressions be used, committed and attempted, to represse, subdue and appese them, and also to resist his seid enemyes of Fraunce and Scotland within his said realme..."
From: The Parliament Rolls of Medieval England, 1275–1504
The Roll of the Parliament of the First Year of Henry IV, Oct. 1460
- Edited by Chris Given-Wilson