- the state or quality of being valid: to question the validity of the argument.
- legal soundness or force.
Origin of validity
Related Words for validitysubstance, efficacy, legitimacy, gravity, potency, legality, soundness, effectiveness, foundation, persuasiveness, right, force, weight, power, point, punch, authority, strength, cogency, grounds
Examples from the Web for validity
Contemporary Examples of validity
I hardly spoke to every patron, but there may have been some validity to his assessment.I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed
December 17, 2014
When asked if this characterization had any validity, Raimondo seemed taken aback—I am what?Meet Gina Raimondo, the Only Democratic Star of 2014
November 6, 2014
Those allegations and subsequent evidence for their validity dogged Driscoll throughout 2014.Megachurch Mars Hill To close Doors: What Does the Future Hold Now?
November 2, 2014
But while Norman sympathizes with the fear, he does not believe in its validity.Ebola Panic Is Worse Than the Disease
October 9, 2014
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
September 19, 2014
Historical Examples of validity
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
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
Word Origin and History for validity
1550s, from Middle French validité, from Latin validitatem (nominative validitas) "strength," from validus (see valid).