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validity

noun authenticity, authority, correctness, force, forcefulness, genuineness, gravitas, lawfulness, legal force, legality, legitimacy, legitimateness, meritoriousness, pondus, potency, power, puissance, reality, realness, soundness, strength, trueness, truth, veracity, verity
Associated concepts: validity of a statute
Foreign phrases: Quod in minori valet valebit in majori; et quod in majori non valet nec valebit in minori.That which is valid in the greater shall be valid in the less; and that which is not valid in the greater shall neither be valid in the less. Nul charter, nul vente, ne nul done vault perpetuallent, si le donor n’est seise al temps de contracts de deux droits, sc. del droit de possession et del droit de propertie. No grant, no sale, no gift, is valid forever, unless the donor, at the time of the contract, has two rights, namely, the right of possession, and the right of property. Quae ab initio non valent, ex post facto convalescere non possunt. Things invalid from the beginning cannot be made valid by a subsequent act. Semper praesumitur pro matrimonio. The presumption is always in favor of the vaaidity of a marriage. Quod initio vitiosum est non potest tractu temporis convalescere. That which is void from the beginning cannot become valid by lapse of time. Pacta conventa quae neque contra leges neque dolo malo inita sunt omni modo observanda sunt. Agreements which are not contrary to the laws nor entered into with a fraudulent design must be observed in all respects. Quod initio non valet, tractu temporis non valet. That which is void at the beginning does not become valid by lapse of time.
See also: credibility, honesty, legality, legitimacy, quality, strength, weight

validity

see HARTIAN JURISPRUDENCE, KELSINIAN JURISPRUDENCE.
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Moreover, contrary to appearances generated by instances with true premises and true conclusion, all arguments that instantiate an invalid argument form are invalid (of course all arguments that instantiate a valid argument form are valid).
If it is cold and not cold, then blah blah blah" is a valid argument regardless of the blahs, because the premise is logically false.
Marra (2002) suggests that these students can be taught in online environments to grasp the value of evidence in constructing a valid argument through "constraint-based" online discussion tools.
responds: This is only a valid argument when a tankless water heater is installed like a typical hot water boiler system in an in-floor radiant heating system.
The Transport Workers Union, representing the employees, stated that although the financially strapped airline needs relief it has not shown a valid argument for that specific amount of concessions to avoid bankruptcy.
Because Katz clearly provides Fourth Amendment protection to people rather than places, (34) this would appear to be a valid argument.
A valid argument, on the other hand, is "so constructed that if the premises are jointly asserted the conclusion cannot be denied without a contradiction" (Random House Dictionary of the English Language, 1987).
While there is apparently a valid argument for the long-term environmental benefits resulting from industrial globalization irrespective of initial harmful environmental effects, the other part of the story on globalization's environmental effects deals with evolution of a different sort--the evolution of environmental thinking on the part of many multinational corporations.
Although there may be a valid argument as to why the Catholic hospital should not provide such benefits, one is never certain of the outcome of these Human Rights Tribunal hearings.
Although many of the issues and complexes that guide our way of seeing the art of the '80s seem strongly in need of reexamination, a valid argument can be made in favor of David Salle as one of the very few of his generation to maintain a degree of critical dialogue with his viewers.
The original was in fact an enthymeme: a valid argument with a suppressed premise.