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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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He suggests that (6) is a valid argument because, having a necessarily true conclusion overrules the possibility of having true premises and false conclusion which, by definition, suffices to label an argument as invalid.
A valid argument, as we have seen, may have a false conclusion.
Though not all would agree that such therapy is necessary, there is a valid argument that suggests business people can be inhibited by hidden fears.
While I understand that many centrist gays and lesbians have a valid argument in claiming that second-class civil unions are a necessary temporary measure, to praise Bush as a champion of sexual freedom and an AIDS crusader is preposterous.
The most valid argument that vendors can make about their 2-way products is that their customers are not having performance and scalability problems and it is a non-issue.
"Studying the arts to help you in school is not a valid argument. We haven't done the right studies [to prove this argument].
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.
ERVIN CASH, VICE PRESIDENT OF HEATER AND Water Heater Croups for Rinnai Corp., 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. However, later court decisions demonstrate that the Katz decision did not change the principle set forth in Lanza.
"That seems to me to be a perfectly valid argument. But it is a huge over- simplification to say all farming ought to be organic or there should be no GM foods.
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.