N-UNCOUNT: usu the N of nThe validity of something such as a result or a piece of information is whether it can be trusted or believed.→ See also valid
Shocked by the results of the elections, they now want to challenge the validity of the vote...
Some people, of course, denied the validity of any such claim.
...if a defence lawyer challenges the validity of a computer assisted identification.
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