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in·va·lid1 / ˈinvəlid/ • n. a person made weak or disabled by illness or injury: [as adj.] an invalid husband. • v. (-lid·ed , -lid·ing ) [tr.] (usu. be invalided) remove (someone) from active service in the armed forces because of injury or illness: he was badly wounded and invalided out of the infantry. ∎  disable (someone) by injury or illness. DERIVATIVES: in·va·lid·ism / -ˌizəm/ n.

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invalid1 not valid. XVI. — L. invalidus; see IN-1, VALID.
So invalidate XVI, invalidity XVI.

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INVALID. Disabled soldier assigned to limited military service (garrison duty or prisoner of war guard).

SEE ALSO Corps of Invalids.

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Null; void; without force or effect; lacking in authority.

For example, a will that has not been properly witnessed is invalid and unenforceable.

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invalid2 infirm or disabled from sickness or injury XVII; sb. XVIII. spec. use of prec. with modified pronunc. after F. invalide.

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