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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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For example, validly cued targets in the form of a dot appearing to the right of a right pointing arrow, or a dot appearing to the right of a right looking eye-gaze cue, may be perceived as more coherent than invalidly cued targets.
Although BONIN (1978: 130-136) identified the 'Luzulo multiflorae-Nardetum strictae Giacomini & Gentile 1966' in the Sila Massif and provided an incidental validation of the latter name with a complete phytosociological table composed of 14 releves containing 63 species to be included in the alliance Ranunculo-Nardion Bonin 1972, there is no bibliographical reference to GIACOMINI & GENTILE (1966) in BONIN (1978), but only a reference to 'GIACOMINI & GENTILE (1962)' [recte: 1961] where the 'Luzulo-Nardetum' was invalidly published (see above).
ASTA & ROUX (1977) and ROUX (1981) described (for the high-rank syntaxa preliminary, hence invalidly) lichen vegetation of calcareous schists and decalcified rocks at high altitudes of the Alps.
The invalidly published concept of the Bromopsietalia cappadocicae Saitov et Mirkin 1996 (ICPN Arts.
Louis Review said the archdiocese is offering assistance to people who have invalidly received the sacraments from Bozek.
Thus, if the power to appoint an administrator is exercised for a purpose unrelated to that object but for an ulterior or extraneous purpose, then it will be invalidly exercised.
It is also obvious, the Monsignor said, that priests must help invalidly married Catholics who are convinced that their first marriages were invalid to gain annulments.
Solicitor General Jose Calida, in his petition, said that since Sereno failed to submit the complete requirements when she applied for the Chief Justice post, she is invalidly holding her current post.
The disagreement in Metwally arose over whether a retrospective Commonwealth law was invalidly purporting to alter the operation of s 109.
And how many of those "married and divorced Catholics" are married invalidly outside the church either because they do not know their religion or because they do not care to practice their religion?
Petitioners added that President Rodrigo Duterte himself also committed grave abuse of discretion when he signed TRAIN into law even if it was invalidly ratified.