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invalid

Logic (of an argument) having a conclusion that does not follow from the premises: it may be false when the premises are all true; not valid
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What does it mean when you dream about being an invalid?

A dream about being an invalid may signify the lack of confidence and energy to pursue some issue. Hopelessness may have crippled the dreamer’s will to stand up and perform.

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In turn, the symbolic cueing effect occurs because the presence of attentional resources facilitates perception of validly cued targets relative to invalidly cued targets.
To attempt to do so is to place oneself above them as one who decides invalidly on the validity of their claims and their expressions.
Lord Coulsfield said that the non-Premier representatives had failed to demonstrate that the proposed meeting had been invalidly convened and awarded expenses against Oliver.
A federal judge has refused an Owings Mills couple's request to seal court documents in their now-settled lawsuit that alleged an insurer invalidly denied coverage of their then severely water-damaged home -- though he said he sympathizes with their trouble selling the home due to the filings' public notoriety.
An attempt to validate the invalidly published Securigero-Dasypyrion villosi by BIONDI & al.
The Court of Cassation found that the Court of Appeal's confirmation of the award was within the scope of its authority to explain the terms of the arbitration agreement and the extent to which the arbitrators complied with such terms, and that the Court of Appeal had not invalidly interfered with or divided the award as argued by the claimant.
John Lateran's [in Rome]--and he [President Nicolas Sarkozy] is pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, married invalidly to an actress, and the pope did that.
Studies have typically shown that participants respond more rapidly and somewhat more accurately, to targets on validly cued trials (where the cue correctly indicated the location of the upcoming target) than on invalidly cued trials (where the target appeared at the uncued location).
Bishop Peric has linked the visions to the schism of a group of Franciscan brothers and priests, now expelled by the Order of Friars Minor, which had allegedly "administered the sacraments profanely, while others invalidly" or "assisted at invalid marriages." During the 1980s, one of those Franciscans spiritually advised the alleged visionaries.
holds ultimate authority to determine that certain legislative conferments of jurisdiction either (1) invalidly augment the judicial province that is carefully described in Article III or (2) otherwise unconstitutionally undermine the critical role historically contemplated and contemporarily demanded of the Supreme Court in American government.
476, 487 (1993) (dismissing defendant's argument that the state penalty-enhancement statute invalidly punishes discriminatory motive and distinguishing between an ordinance specifically directed at content-based expression such as the proscription of certain language as 'fighting words,' and the targeting of bias-motivated conduct, which is not sheltered by the First Amendment); see also supra notes 38-48 and accompanying text (discussing the Mitchell decision).