Adjective "valid" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of an argument or point) having a sound basis in logic or fact; reasonable or cogent.
  1. 'The only valid reason for legalising it is that the Government could make more money.'
  2. 'The market demand is steady and there is no valid reason why prices should drop below the level of last week.'
  3. 'Damascus has a valid claim to be the world's oldest inhabited city.'
  4. 'British agriculture has recently been making the valid claim that its products are of the highest quality in the world.'
  5. 'Now any pupil who is suspected of playing truant will be asked to produce a note showing they have a valid reason for being away from school.'
  6. 'I honestly cannot see a valid argument against legalising prostitution.'
  7. 'There can be absolutely no valid reason why my countrymen do not take pride in keeping their country clean.'
  8. 'That's by far the biggest and strongest and most valid criticism of our system.'
  9. 'Careful readers might even notice there were some very valid points in the article.'
  10. 'The criticism is valid up to a point, but television channels are a bit like human beings: none are wholly good or bad.'
  11. 'Is love the only valid reason for breaking the law?'
  12. 'The measure has been adopted and duly published by the EC Commission and at this time is legally extant and valid.'
  13. 'I am of course, not a lawyer, so I have no clue at all how legally valid any of this is.'
  14. 'In essence the plaintiff was claiming that he would not have acted as he did, had he not had a valid contract.'
  15. 'Under English law, the minimum age for contracting a valid marriage is 16 for both men and women.'
  16. 'I have no difficulty finding that the agreement was valid and binding between the parties.'
  17. 'Thus a bank receiving a valid order from a customer, properly authenticated, is generally bound to execute it.'
  18. 'A marriage shall be considered valid only if the wife is a virgin.'
  19. 'It has been suggested that it would therefore be contrary to public policy to regard the consent as valid.'
  20. 'If the defendant is entitled to the benefit of a valid trade mark registration, it has the exclusive right to use the mark.'
  21. 'Nevertheless, the contract in the problem is probably valid and binding at common law.'
  22. 'the visas are valid for thirty days'
  23. 'Did the extras bribe their way in at the gate or did they actually have valid tickets?'
  24. 'Although he is an American with a valid passport, he is not allowed entry.'
  25. 'Previously he had been charged with drug possession and driving without a valid licence.'
  26. 'The penalty for driving without carrying a valid licence on your person is €80.'
  27. 'The visa is valid until 28 days after the completion of the judicial review proceedings.'
  28. 'No spectator will be allowed into the ground without a valid ticket.'
  29. 'She had a pre-paid monthly Metro card valid for standard travel.'
  30. 'The actor also had a valid U.S. passport and was allowed to depart the country.'
  31. 'Without the valid international licence, you must take a multiple choice written test.'
  32. 'He arrived in Australia on a valid visa and then applied for refugee status.'


1. sound; just; well-founded: a valid reason.

2. producing the desired result; effective: a valid antidote for gloom.

3. having force, weight, or cogency; authoritative.

4. legally sound, effective, or binding; having legal force: a valid contract.

5. Logic. (of an argument) so constructed that if the premises are jointly asserted, the conclusion cannot be denied without contradiction.

6. Archaic. robust; well; healthy.

More examples(as adjective)

"tenders can be valid for days."

"offers can be valid until p.m.s."

"closes can be valid for days."

"offers can be valid for days."

"tenders can be valid until dates."

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Late 16th century: from French valide or Latin validus ‘strong’, from valere ‘be strong’.