(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.Burke.
(Val`e*tu"di*na*ry), n. A valetudinarian.
(Val`e*tu"di*nous) a. Valetudinarian. [Obs.] "The valetudinous condition of King Edward."
(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.Shak.
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