synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of validity in English

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valid +‎ -ity, borrowed from Middle French validité, from Late Latin validitas.


validity (countable and uncountable, plural validities)

  1. The state of being valid, authentic or genuine.
  2. State of having legal force.
  3. A quality of a measurement indicating the degree to which the measure reflects the underlying construct, that is, whether it measures what it purports to measure (see reliability).
  4. (Christianity, theology) The genuinity - as distinguished from the efficacity or the regularity - of a sacrament as a result of some formal dispositions being fulfilled.




  • "validity", The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. F. L. Cross, Elizabeth A. Livingstone (3rd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. 1997. p. 1667.
  • “validity”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
  • “validity”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
  • “validity”, in Collins English Dictionary.
  • “validity” (US) / “validity” (UK) in Macmillan English Dictionary.

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