Va*lid"i*ty (?), n. [Cf. F. validit'e, L. validitas strength.]
The quality or state of being valid; strength; force; especially, power to convince; justness; soundness; as, the validity of an argument or proof; the validity of an objection.
Legal strength, force, or authority; that quality of a thing which renders it supportable in law, or equity; as, the validity of a will; the validity of a contract, claim, or title.
[Obs.] "Rich validity
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