(Val`e*tu"di*na*ry) a. Infirm; sickly; valetudinarian.Val`e*tu"di*na*ri*ness, n.

It renders the habit of society dangerously.

(Val`e*tu"di*na*ry), n. A valetudinarian.

(Val`e*tu"di*nous) a. Valetudinarian. [Obs.] "The valetudinous condition of King Edward." Fuller.

(Val*hal"la) n. [Icel. valhöll, literally, hall of the slain; valr the slain (akin to AS. wæl, OHG. wal battlefield, wuol defeat, slaughter, AS. wol pestilence) + höll a royal hall. See Hall, and cf. Walhalla.] [Written also walhalla.]

1. (Scand. Myth.) The palace of immortality, inhabited by the souls of heroes slain in battle.

2. Fig.: A hall or temple adorned with statues and memorials of a nation's heroes; specifically, the Pantheon near Ratisbon, in Bavaria, consecrated to the illustrious dead of all Germany.

(Val"iance Val"ian*cy) n. [Cf. F. vaillance. See Valiant.] The quality or state of being valiant; bravery; valor. [Obs.] "His doughty valiance." Spenser.

(Val"iant) a. [OE. valiant, F. vaillant, OF. vaillant, valant, originally p. pr. of OF. & F. valoir to be worth, L. valere to be strong. See Wield, and cf. Avail, Convalesce, Equivalent, Prevail, Valid.]

1. Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer. [Obs.] Walton.

2. Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave.

A valiant and most expert gentleman.

And Saul said to David . . . be thou valiant for me, and fight the Lord's battles.
1 Sam. xviii. 17.

3. Performed with valor or bravery; heroic. "Thou bearest the highest name for valiant acts." Milton.

[The saints] have made such valiant confessions.
J. H. Newman.

Val"iant*ly, adv.Val"iant*ness, n.

(Val"id) a. [F. valide, F. validus strong, from valere to be strong. See Valiant.]

1. Strong; powerful; efficient. [Obs.] "Perhaps more valid arms . . . may serve to better us." Milton.

2. Having sufficient strength or force; founded in truth; capable of being justified, defended, or supported; not weak or defective; sound; good; efficacious; as, a valid argument; a valid objection.

An answer that is open to no valid exception.
I. Taylor.

3. (Law) Having legal strength or force; executed with the proper formalities; incapable of being rightfully overthrown or set aside; as, a valid deed; a valid covenant; a valid instrument of any kind; a valid claim or title; a valid marriage.

Syn. — Prevalent; available; efficacious; just; good; weighty; sufficient; sound; well-grounded.

(Val"i*date) v. t. [See Valid.] To confirm; to render valid; to give legal force to.

The chamber of deputies . . . refusing to validate at once the election of an official candidate.
London Spectator.

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