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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Hollande, who in January locked arms with world leaders in a show of global unity against terrorism, sat alone in a hard-backed chair in the cavernous Invalides courtyard, the assembled mourners behind him as victims' names were recited.
The French <Bflag flew from many windows during the tribute at Les Invalides on a grey late autumn day in Paris
MEMORIAL The service at Les Invalides in Paris yesterday
French President Francois Hollande (C-L) gives a speech during the "national and republican" tribute, a solemn ceremony in honour of the 130 people killed in the November 13 Paris attacks, on November 27, 2015 at the "Hotel des Invalides".
Jacob was expected to be commemorated at a military ceremony on Wednesday at Paris's Les Invalides military monument.
La Cour, dont la decision a une valeur nationale, a casse un jugement rendu la semaine derniere par un tribunal local, qui avait juge ces candidatures invalides. Cette decision intervient alors que la campagne electorale a deja debute, avec de nombreux anciens du Parti national democrate (PND) de Moubarak se presentant comme independants, ou sous diverses etiquettes politiques.
Mortal red and gold scarred our black republican sky crumping the Latin Quarter and most of the hospitals with their healing-huddled beds, most screaming infant schools, while at the Invalides hysteric Prussian shells shrill as harpies in Wagner never woke the slumberer in the huge sunken vault fit for an emperor of porphyry and basalt.
Once in Paris my wife and I dined at Cafe Bordelais across from Les Invalides. On the wall was a portrait of Oscar Wilde with an inscription "Je peux resister tout, sauf la tentation"--"I can resist everything but temptation."
The Government urged Britons to steer clear of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral, Les Invalides and the Sorbonne University in Paris after clashes between police and protesters.
A stand-off heated up on Paris' verdant Esplanade des Invalides, with riot police using tear gas on rowdy protesters.
The building's dominant feature is its gilded dome, which is patterned after the 17th century dome of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris.