Origin of valid
Examples from the Web for valid
Meanwhile, Marino promises “radical changes” and vows to check every contract the city has—to see if they are valid.The Mayor Who Took Down the Mafia That Ruined Rome|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And that would be a valid, if pointless, thing for me to do.
Literary pedigree is or should be a valid concern for any writer or for any critic considering that writer.Compliments Are Nice, but Enough With the Cormac McCarthy Comparisons|William Giraldi|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Does Kelly Johana have a valid excuse for attending the party with over 60 youth between the ages of 13 and 20?Colombian Beauty Queen Arrested for Running Child Prostitution Ring|Jason Batansky|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Team Affleck needs to acknowledge that some criticisms are valid.After Maher-Affleck, We Need an Honest—and Calm—Dialogue on Islam|Dean Obeidallah|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I submit that, from Mill's point of view, these are all valid reasons why they should not choose the higher life.
They are frequently (and on valid linguistic grounds) lumped with the Bannock, as was done by Ross.Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society|Robert F. Murphy
Men with a vote have no valid excuse for resorting to the use of illegal means to fight their battles.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)|Ida Husted Harper
No particular language is required to make a valid assignment.
She faintly sickened, however, with the sense that there was as yet no valid right poor Owen could give.The Spoils of Poynton|Henry James
- having legal force; effective
- having legal authority; binding
Word Origin for valid
1570s, "having force in law, legally binding," from Middle French valide, from Latin validus "strong, effective," from valere "be strong" (see valiant). The meaning "supported by facts or authority" is first recorded 1640s.