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validity

[vuh-lid-i-tee] /vəˈlɪd ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being valid:
to question the validity of the argument.
2.
legal soundness or force.
Origin of validity
1540-1550
1540-50; < Late Latin validitās, equivalent to Latin valid(us) valid + -itās- -ity
Related forms
nonvalidity, noun, plural nonvalidities.
prevalidity, noun
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  • At this Johnson almost forgot that anger no longer had any validity.

    The Most Sentimental Man Evelyn E. Smith
  • You say nothing about anything else—about me, or the history of the concession, or its validity, or anything.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • Therefore it is the validity of this assumption that we have here to investigate.

    Mind and Motion and Monism George John Romanes
  • Why then, should they not establish its validity before the proper officers?

  • I won or lost on the validity of my logic—and whether I'd built a better mousetrap.

    Question of Comfort Les Collins
Word Origin and History for validity
n.

1550s, from Middle French validité, from Latin validitatem (nominative validitas) "strength," from validus (see valid).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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