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Null; void; without force or effect; lacking in authority.

For example, a will that has not been properly witnessed is invalid and unenforceable.


adjective abrogated, baseless, canceled, fallacious, faulty, futile, having no force, inadequate, ineffectual, inefficacious, inoperative, inritus, lacking authority, lacking force, lacking strength, not binddng, nugatory, null, quashed, unauthentic, untenable, untrue, useless, vain, void, weak, without legal efficacy
Associated concepts: invalid delegation, invalid gift, invalid transfer, invalid will
Foreign phrases: Ab abusu ad usum non valet consequennia.A conclusion as to the use of a thing from its abuse is invalid.
See also: disabled, fallacious, false, faulty, helpless, illegal, inaccurate, inactive, inconsequential, ineffective, ineffectual, nugatory, null and void, otiose, patient, powerless, sophistic, unavailing, unsound, untenable

INVALID. In a physical sense, it is that which is wanting force; in a figurative sense, it signifies that which has no effect.

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Hollande's voice and the music - including the French classic with the line "When we have only love to speak to the cannons" -- were the only sounds inside the Invalides, filled by hundreds of people.
The cavernous Invalides courtyard provided an austere setting for the ceremony yesterday.
Napoleon's tomb under the dome of Les Invalides On your bike.
The building's dominant feature is its gilded dome, which is patterned after the 17th century dome of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris.
After 15 minutes we were off again, and now--past the point of exhaustion but buoyed by the communal fervor--I saw everything with a dream's magnified lucidity: the Champ de Mars park, the Ecole Militaire, Les Invalides.
In Paris, you can take your pick of wonderful sightseeing areas, including Notre Dame, Les Invalides, L'Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, Champs Elysees, Sacre Coeur, Eiffel Tower.
The state ceremonies were held at Les Invalides, a building where the body of French Emperor Napoleon lies in state.
The government then withdrew it from service and installed it in the courtyard of the Invalides in Paris where it was intended to remain as a permanent monument to victory.
3 The decentralisation of the national plans-en-relief collection from the Invalides in Paris, and the transfer of a substantial part of it to a museum to be created for the purpose in Lille, was envisaged in the mid-1980s.
The Egyptian community in Paris gathered at the Invalides Square to welcome Sisi while he was entering the Military Museum on Tuesday.