Origin of validity
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I hardly spoke to every patron, but there may have been some validity to his assessment.
When asked if this characterization had any validity, Raimondo seemed taken aback—I am what?Meet Gina Raimondo, the Only Democratic Star of 2014|David Freedlander|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those allegations and subsequent evidence for their validity dogged Driscoll throughout 2014.Megachurch Mars Hill To close Doors: What Does the Future Hold Now?|Warren Throckmorton|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But while Norman sympathizes with the fear, he does not believe in its validity.
Some time ago, I wrote a blog post in which I had the temerity to question the validity of chronic Lyme diagnoses.Predator Doctors Take Advantage of Patients With ‘Chronic Lyme’ Scam|Russell Saunders|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By night the law will be so near proven that the experimenter will be willing to concede its validity.The Dollar Hen|Milo M. Hastings
So that the validity of a complex proposition is when it is a complex of truths.The Teaching of Epictetus|Epictetus
A patentee who assigns his patent cannot, when sued for infringement, contest the validity thereof.Practical Pointers for Patentees|Franklin Cresee
There are many biologists who are at present expressing serious doubt as to the validity of sexual selection.The Meaning of Evolution|Samuel Christian Schmucker
But it is a fact that many things occurred to give it validity, and that within a comparatively short period of time.
1550s, from Middle French validité, from Latin validitatem (nominative validitas) "strength," from validus (see valid).