validity


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Validity \Va*lid"i*ty\, n. [Cf. F. validit['e], L. validitas
   strength.]
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   1. The quality or state of being valid; strength; force;
      especially, power to convince; justness; soundness; as,
      the validity of an argument or proof; the validity of an
      objection.
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   2. (Law) Legal strength, force, or authority; that quality of
      a thing which renders it supportable in law, or equity;
      as, the validity of a will; the validity of a contract,
      claim, or title.
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   3. Value. [Obs.] "Rich validity." --Shak.
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