validity (n.) Old form(s): Validitie
value, worth, estimation
AW V.iii.192[Diana to King] behold this ring / Whose high respect and rich validity / Did lack a parallel
KL I.i.81[Lear to Regan, of her land] No less in space, validity, and pleasure / Than that conferred on Gonerill
RJ III.iii.33[Romeo to Friar, of his banishment] More validity, / More honourable state, more courtship lives / In carrion flies than Romeo
TN I.i.12[Orsino to all, of love] naught enters there, / Of what validity and pitch soe'er, / But falls into abatement
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