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Invalid

Null; void; without force or effect; lacking in authority.

For example, a will that has not been properly witnessed is invalid and unenforceable.

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

References in classic literature ?
So the invalid disappeared soon afterward and went into his sleeping-room; and one by one the lights in the salon of the Rue des Tournelles were extinguished.
Lady Southdown, we say, for the sake of the invalid's health, or for the sake of her soul's ultimate welfare, or for the sake of her money, agreed to temporise.
Mr Flintwinch had by this time poured himself out another cup of tea, which he was swallowing in gulps as before, with his eyes directed to the invalid.
Mr Flintwinch, finishing his tea, not only took a longer gulp than he had taken yet, but made his succeeding pause under new circumstances: that is to say, with his head thrown back and his cup held still at his lips, while his eyes were still directed at the invalid. She had that force of face, and that concentrated air of collecting her firmness or obstinacy, which represented in her case what would have been gesture and action in another, as she replied with her deliberate strength of speech:
There are different categories of people with disabilities in Tajikistan: invalids of war and persons with disabilities of general illness, invalids of occupational disease, disabled workers of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, invalids of military service and children with disabilities.
LIVERPOOL bar BrewDog will be serving an 8.7% ABV IPA, christened "Restorative Beverage for Invalids and Convalescents".
258 participants and invalids of the World War II living in Astana will receive 150,000 tenge ($823.6) on Victory Day , the official website of the city reported.
A belief that invalids were part of a criminal underclass and were able to spread a contagion of crime, immorality and vice was particularly resilient in colonial Tasmania.
"Sketches of Invalids"is a collection of short stories from novelist Randall DeVallance, focusing on the lives of simple characters when something out of the ordinary strikes them.
Roorda (2004) Wellbeing, Employment, Independence: The views of Sickness and Invalids' Benefit Clients, Ministry of Social Development Working Paper 07/04, Wellington.