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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Validity  \Va*lid"i*ty\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  validit['e],  L.  validitas 
  1.  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 
  2.  (Law)  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. 
  3.  Value.  [Obs.]  ``Rich  validity.''  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  logically  valid  [syn:  {cogency},  {rigor}, 
  2:  the  quality  of  having  legal  force  or  effectiveness  [syn:  {validness}] 

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