validity

validity va‧lid‧i‧ty [vəˈlɪdti] noun [uncountable]
LAW when a document is legally acceptable:

• The shareholder group may question the legal validity of the merger in court.

ˈface ˌvalidity
STATISTICS figures, results, or data with face validity appear to be correct, but they may not be completely correct or may hide important facts:

• A feeling of unease persists about the face validity of these accounts.

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validity UK US /vəˈlɪdəti/ noun [U]
LAW the state of being officially true or legally acceptable: »

The clause has no legal validity and is likely to mislead the consumer as to his rights.

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the validity of a contract/decision/document

See also FACE VALIDITY(Cf. ↑face validity)
the state of being acceptable or reasonable: »

I had no reason to question the validity of her arguments.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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