- 1(Of an argument or point) having a sound basis in logic or fact; reasonable or cogent: a valid criticismMore example sentences
- Damascus has a valid claim to be the world's oldest inhabited city.
- British agriculture has recently been making the valid claim that its products are of the highest quality in the world.
- The only pressure, exerted by me, was to present good journalism supported by valid evidence.
- 1.1Legally binding due to having been executed in compliance with the law: a valid contractMore example sentences
- I believe that oral contract law was valid, I could rely on that, and I trusted her.
- Under English law, the minimum age for contracting a valid marriage is 16 for both men and women.
- The transfers were made voluntarily by the applicants under what they at least believed to be valid contracts.
- 1.2Legally or officially acceptable: the visas are valid for thirty days a valid passwordMore example sentences
- The drivers would also be expected to have a valid driver's licence and a valid public driving permit.
- He apparently had 600 hours of flight experience and a valid pilot's license.
- To drive your car on the circuit all you have to do is show a valid driving license and you can drive 1 lap behind a safety car.
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- If a search warrant is validly executed on their premises, they have to surrender whatever documentation they have to the courts.
- In such cases the registry cannot be absolutely sure that the lease was validly granted by a person with power to grant such an estate.
- Such covenants can only be validly imposed if they comply with certain conditions.
late 16th century: from French valide or Latin validus 'strong', from valere 'be strong'.