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Binding; possessing legal force or strength; legally sufficient.A valid contract, for example, is one that has been executed in compliance with all the requisite legal formalities and is binding upon, and enforceable by, the individuals who executed it.


adjective accurate, attested, authentic, authorized, binding, bona fide, canonic, canonical, conclusive, confirmed, constitutional, correct, credible, effective, effectual, enforceable, executed with proper formalities, factual, firmus, forcible, good, gravis, having legal force, having legal strength, iustus, lawful, legal, legalized, legally binding, legitimate, licit, logical, official, potent, powerful, proved, sanctioned, scientific, solid, sound, statutory, strong, substantial, supportable by law, sustainable in law, true, truthful, veritable, warranted, well-grounded
Associated concepts: valid argument, valid case, valid claim, valid commitment, valid consideration, valid contract, valid delivery, valid existing marriage, valid gift, valid judgment, valid obligation, valid reasoning, valid reasons, valid statute
See also: accurate, actual, adequate, allowed, authentic, certain, cogent, convincing, correct, de facto, deductible, demonstrable, documentary, efficient, factual, genuine, honest, lawful, legal, legitimate, licit, operative, persuasive, positive, potent, provable, rational, real, reasonable, right, rightful, solid, sound, substantial, suitable, true, unrefutable, viable


having legal force; effective, having legal authority.

VALID. An act, deed, will, and the like, which has received all the formalities required by law, is said to be valid or good in law.

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As indicated by the operational validities reported, all ability tests demonstrate good predictive validity for overall job performance.
Verbal and spatial ability tests showed slightly lower operational validities of .
The operational validities estimated for engineer and manager jobs were also high, with GMA tests showing an operational validity of .
The next highest ranking operational validities were for sales and operator occupations.
Almost 30 per cent of the variance of observed validities could be traced back to methodological moderators.
With only one exception, estimated net validities were clearly below mean observed validities.
Some of the previously reported differential validities between levels of situational features are due more to methodological moderators than to situational ones.
Biographical data in employment selection: Can validities be made generalizable?