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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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20.2041-l(c) (2) provides examples of standards that meet the requirement of being an ascertainable standard, such as "support in reasonable comfort," "maintenance in health and reasonable comfort," "support in his accustomed manner of living," "education, including college and professional education," and "medical, dental, hospital and nursing expenses and expenses of invalidism." When drafting trust agreements, practitioners should limit the powers of the trustee to the standards that have been approved and not try to include extraneous provisions that could cause uncertainty as to whether the standard is ascertainable.
(14) Most counter intuitively of all, James herself describes her invalidism, her lifelong stillness and inactivity, as the result of violent effort: 'Owing to muscular circumstances my youth was not of the most ardent, but I had to peg away pretty hard between 12 and 24, 'killing myself' as some-one calls it--absorbing into the bone that the better part ...
Once a patient is caught in such a downward spiral of invalidism, it can be hard to throttle back out.
Despite the anxiety and physical discomfort attached to Dunant's invalidism, however, there is a sense in which this immobilization allows him to sequester himself while labouring prodigiously on his memoirs, L'Avenir sanglant.
They concluded he was suffering from congestive heart failure, chronic bronchitis, and what they termed "invalidism," the breaking down of his body's systems and organs after more than two decades of struggle with paralysis.
Some time later Admetus, wounded by a hunting accident and declining into invalidism, begs Alcestis for the vial of poison, of which she has told him.
It's one of the most inspirational things one can see in the world--a man who is paralyzed from the neck down deciding that invalidism isn't for him and making something of themselves.
Each was exposed early to tragedy and loss and, deprived of a nurturing and accepting caregiver, retreated deeply into invalidism and depression.
(8) Table 2 Hoehn and Yahr Staging of Parkinson Disease (a) Stage 1 Signs and symptoms on 1 side of body Usually tremor of 1 limb Symptoms mild Symptoms inconvenient Friends notice changes in posture, locomotion and facial expression Stage 2 Symptoms on both sides of the body Minimal disability Posture and gait affected Stage 3 Slowing of body movements Balance problems on walking or standing Moderately severe generalized dysfunction Stage 4 Severe symptoms Limited ability to walk Rigidity and slow movements Unable to live independently Tremor may be less than earlier stages Stage 5 Weight loss and wasting away Invalidism (a) Adapted from Massachusetts General Hospital.
the declining birthrate, hysteria, invalidism, pregnancies'--in other words, the basic workings of the female body, whose excesses were regarded as women's 'ineptness at contributing to the governing of the Empire'" (72).
In addition to being disruptive to employers and wasteful for the economy, needless work disability is destructive to the employee, in that it threatens his or her career and self-esteem and leads to iatrogenic invalidism, Dr.
Baron only managed to have her creative life through self-imposed invalidism, and apparently taught this method of escape to her daughter as well.