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Binding; possessing legal force or strength; legally sufficient.A valid contract, for example, is one that has been executed in compliance with all the requisite legal formalities and is binding upon, and enforceable by, the individuals who executed it.


adjective accurate, attested, authentic, authorized, binding, bona fide, canonic, canonical, conclusive, confirmed, constitutional, correct, credible, effective, effectual, enforceable, executed with proper formalities, factual, firmus, forcible, good, gravis, having legal force, having legal strength, iustus, lawful, legal, legalized, legally binding, legitimate, licit, logical, official, potent, powerful, proved, sanctioned, scientific, solid, sound, statutory, strong, substantial, supportable by law, sustainable in law, true, truthful, veritable, warranted, well-grounded
Associated concepts: valid argument, valid case, valid claim, valid commitment, valid consideration, valid contract, valid delivery, valid existing marriage, valid gift, valid judgment, valid obligation, valid reasoning, valid reasons, valid statute
See also: accurate, actual, adequate, allowed, authentic, certain, cogent, convincing, correct, de facto, deductible, demonstrable, documentary, efficient, factual, genuine, honest, lawful, legal, legitimate, licit, operative, persuasive, positive, potent, provable, rational, real, reasonable, right, rightful, solid, sound, substantial, suitable, true, unrefutable, viable


having legal force; effective, having legal authority.

VALID. An act, deed, will, and the like, which has received all the formalities required by law, is said to be valid or good in law.

References in classic literature ?
It is written that every man who received such a beating from the Father of Waterwheels who slow the Emirs, should instantly begin a lawsuit, because the title to his land is not valid.
Clearly much that seemed valid seemed so only because he had been taught it from his earliest youth.
This consent will be valid even if England, instead of being active, should satisfy herself with remaining neutral.
Langeron's objections were valid but it was obvious that their chief aim was to show General Weyrother- who had read his dispositions with as much self-confidence as if he were addressing school children- that he had to do, not with fools, but with men who could teach him something in military matters.
Any valid professional aims may often find a freer, if not a richer field, in the provinces.
Since such were white men's ways who sailed under the British flag and killed pigs and cut down coconuts in cancellation of blood-debts and headtakings, Bashti saw no valid reason why he should not profit as Ano Ano had profited.
This objection was only too valid, and for the rest of the day I struggled under my disappointment.
We are bound, therefore, to report, that there are no valid grounds for refusing the payment of the sum for which the late Lord Montbarry's life was assured.
No," replied the Monkey; "but I will support you if you can urge a valid claim to my approval.
I admit that a marriage ceremony took place on the date named, between the persons named; but I contend that it was not a valid marriage.
The case at present must remain inexplicable; and may be truly urged as a valid argument against the views here entertained.
You might have had to decline that berth for some very valid reason.