[ vuh-lid-i-tee ]
/ vəˈlɪd ɪ ti /


the state or quality of being valid: to question the validity of the argument.
legal soundness or force.

Nearby words

  1. valiant,
  2. valiantly,
  3. valid,
  4. validate,
  5. validation,
  6. validly,
  7. valinda,
  8. valine,
  9. valinomycin,
  10. valise

Origin of validity

1540–50; < Late Latin validitās, equivalent to Latin valid(us) valid + -itās- -ity

Related formsnon·va·lid·i·ty, noun, plural non·va·lid·i·ties.pre·va·lid·i·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for validity



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper